Virgin Atlantic aircraft makes emergency landing

Victoria
By Victoria April 17, 2012 19:53

Virgin Atlantic aircraft makes emergency landing

A Virgin Atlantic A330 aircraft bound for Orlando made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport yesterday after the pilot was forced to return to the airport after a fire was discovered in the hold.

Fifteen people suffered injuries from cuts and bruises to fractures from using the emergency slides. Nine other flights were suspended as the damaged plane sat on the runway.

One passenger claimed a member of the cabin crew panicked upon landing and was forcing people down the chutes.

A statement from Virgin said: ‘Due to a technical problem on board the aircraft, the captain decided as a precautionary measure to immediately evacuate the aircraft. ‘Our teams at Gatwick are now looking after our passengers and assisting with their immediate requirements.’

Victoria
By Victoria April 17, 2012 19:53
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