Plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport

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An easyJet plane carrying 157 passengers has had to make an emergency landing after smoke was detected in the cockpit.

The Airbus A320 aircraft, en route from Liverpool to Naples, touched down safely at Gatwick airport around 7.20am today.

The plane, which had left Liverpool at 6.40am, was being checked, with easyJet hoping to fly on the passengers to Naples as soon as possible.

An easyJet spokesman said today: "The plane landed safely at Gatwick and the passengers remained calm. At no point was the safety of passengers threatened.

"We now want to make sure we get the passengers to Naples as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, the plane is being inspected."

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12:45pm Thu 28 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

I personally have never traveleld easyjet, but I think my servants have.
I personally have never traveleld easyjet, but I think my servants have. NickBrt
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12:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Was this due to maintenance not being properly carried out?
Was this due to maintenance not being properly carried out? getThisCoalitionOut
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1:08am Fri 29 Aug 14

pebble counter says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Was this due to maintenance not being properly carried out?
I doubt it. Easyjet are a responsible outfit. The plane is a machine and the fact is machines fail from time to time. Sounds like a perfectly executed procedure was carried out to me, shame we don't know what they found to be causing the smoke.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Was this due to maintenance not being properly carried out?[/p][/quote]I doubt it. Easyjet are a responsible outfit. The plane is a machine and the fact is machines fail from time to time. Sounds like a perfectly executed procedure was carried out to me, shame we don't know what they found to be causing the smoke. pebble counter
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