Gatwick emergency landing

Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick

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Passengers back in air after emergency landing

Passengers back in the terminal Credit: Mark Bell

Many of the passengers involved in the Virgin Atlantic emergency yesterday are tonight back in the air. They were on another service which departed Gatwick for Orlando at 1530. Some have decided to take an offer of a refund but others will continue with business trips and holidays.

The Virgin aircraft after the emergency Credit: Mark Bell


15 hurt in jet evacuation

Statement just released by Sussex Ambulance service: “A total of 15 patients were transferred to hospital, 14 of which went to two major trauma centres, at St George’s Hospital and Royal Sussex County Hospital suffering from suspected fractures.

Gatwick latest: Some delays after emergency landing

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.


Virgin Atlantic statement after emergency landing at Gatwick

This just in from Virgin Atlantic

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.

The safety and welfare of our crew and passengers is Virgin Atlantic's top priority.

The flight was being operated by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft

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