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Pictures of the emergency landing at Gatwick Airport.
Flights in and out of Gatwick were suspended today after an aircraft was forcedto 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. Emergency services at the scene.
Gatwick emergency: Flight VS 27 from Gatwick to Orlando with 299 passengers on board and13 crew. Passengers were evacuated after plane turned round 40 mins into the flight. All believed to be safe.
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A Virgin Atlantic spokesman has spoken of the dramatic turn of events that led a plane with 300 passengers to make an emergency landing.
Emergency landing after a flight to the USA was forced to return to Gatwick Airport. Three hundred people had to use chutes to disembark.