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Emergency landing after alarms

Airline explains the circumstances that led to an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport. A Virgin Atlantic plane leaving the UK for the USA turned around and headed back to Gatwick forty minutes into its flight earlier this week.

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'Alarms' caused plane's emergency landing at Gatwick

Virgin Atlantic have said that a "a number of alarms being triggered in-flight" led to an aeroplane heading for the USA to return to Gatwick for an emergency landing on Monday. Passengers and crew had to use chutes to exit the aircraft. Fifteen people were injured during the evacuation.

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