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Injuries after Gatwick landing

All flights in and out of Gatwick were suspended earlier after a plane made an emergency landing following a technical fault. Runways have since reopened but passengers should expect 'knock-on disruptions'. 15 people have been treated in hospital.

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Virgin's safety record

Virgin planes have been involved in several accidents in the past, none of which resulted in any passengers or crew being harmed:

  • In August 2011, a Virgin Boeing 747-400 entered a closed section of the taxiway at ANR Robinson International Airport in Tobago and blew a tyre.
  • In February 2005, a Virgin Airbus A340-600 was diverted to Amsterdam after a fault with the fuel computer system resulted in one engine failing.
  • In November 1997, a Virgin Airbus A340-300 made an emergency landing at Heathrow airport after landing gear jammed

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