Virgin plane to return to service after emergency landing

The Virgin Atlantic plane that was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport last week has been examined and has been certified for a return to service.

A spokesman for Virgin Atlantic said: "The investigation identified that a number of alarms were triggered in flight, in response to which our flight crew took positive action in line with procedures by returning to Gatwick and completing an evacuation of the aircraft.

“The flight crew and cabin crew followed safety procedures at all times and carried out their duties in a professional manner to ensure the safety of our passengers was maintained throughout the flight and during the evacuation."