Emergency Landing at Gatwick

Flights in and out of Gatwick were suspended today after an aircraft was forced to make a full emergency landing due to a "technical issue."

The Virgin A320 had left Gatwick bound for Orlando when it had to return to make the landing.

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Passenger describes 'panic' on Virgin Atlantic plane

Emily Alner was a passenger on the plane which had to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport Credit: ITV News

Passenger Emily Alner has described the Airbus A330-300 's emergency landing as a "very sharp stop".

She says the pilot appeared "panicked" when the evacuation order was given and says the injuries she sustained (see pictures) were because the evacuation slide was nearly vertical to the ground.

See the video on the ITV National site.

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