This just in from Gatwick airport
Following the emergency landing of a Virgin flight bound for Orlando earlier today, our standby runway is now open and flights are departing and arriving.
However, we are operating a reduced service and passengers can expect some knock on disruptions and delays.
We aim to return to normal operations as soon as possible.
Passengers are advised to check with their airline for specific flight information.
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.
A Virgin Atlantic aircraft with more than 300 people on board has made an emergency landing at Gatwick.