Virgin statement on emergency landing

Virgin has released this statement regarding one of its planes that was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick airport today:

Virgin Atlantic confirms that the VS27 flying from Gatwick to Orlando on Monday 16th April has returned to Gatwick

Due to a technical problem on board the aircraft, the captain decided as a precautionary measure to immediately evacuate the aircraft.

Our teams at Gatwick are now looking after our passengers and assisting with their immediate requirements.

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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.