Holiday jet makes emergency landing

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The Independent Online

A plane carrying holidaymakers home from Greece was forced to make an emergency landing today after developing engine failure.

The Airbus 320, operated by Britannia, was travelling to Cardiff Wales Airport from Zakynthos.

The airport was put on emergency alert as the plane, which can carry up to 180 passengers, landed at around 8.30am.

Nobody was hurt it touched down safely and an investigation will be held to find out what went wrong.

A spokeswoman for the airport said it was not yet clear how many people were on board the plane, but confirmed that there were no injuries to passengers or crew.

She added that the plane is believed to have developed engine failure as it approached the airport.

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