Flybe flight makes emergency landing following technical fault
The pilot of an airplane carrying 34 passengers had to turn off an engine before making an emergency landing after the aircraft developed a technical fault midair.
The Flybe flight from Southampton to Jersey had to turn back to the Hampshire airport this morning after the problem was spotted midair.
The Bombardier Q400 aircraft, operating flight BE229, was met by the airport's emergency crews as it made the landing safely at about 8.50am.
The passengers were disembarked and were able to join another flight to Jersey.
A Flybe spokesman said: "Flybe can confirm that flight BE229 from Southampton to Jersey landed safely at Southampton airport after returning from airborne following a technical fault that resulted in the captain electing to shut down the number two engine as a safety precaution.
"The Bombardier Q400 aircraft is designed to continue flying safely with one of its engines shut down but, as is standard industry procedure, the aircraft was met by the airport's emergency service vehicles.
"The aircraft landed without further incident and all 34 passengers disembarked as normal and were reaccommodated on another flight.
"Flybe regrets any inconvenience experienced by passengers but as always the safety of our passengers and crew remains the airline's number one priority."
- 2 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Cee Lo Green: It is only rape if the victim is conscious
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
£30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: Front-Of...
£700 per day: Harrington Starr: Quantitative Developer C++, Python, STL, R, PD...
£700 per day: Harrington Starr: Java/Calypso Developer Java, Calypso, J2EE, J...
£500 per day: Harrington Starr: SQL Developer SQL, C#, Stored Procedures, MDX...