Plane forced to make emergency landing

A plane with 229 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing today at Gatwick Airport.

The Virgin Atlantic aircraft took off from Gatwick, bound for Florida.

But it had to turn back and land about an hour and a half later, after smoke was reported in the cabin.

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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.