Second plane drama for Exeter Airport

Emergency services respond to reports of an aircraft in trouble at Exeter International Airport.

THERE has been another plane drama at Exeter International Airport just a week after an aircraft carrying 39 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing.

Emergency services were called to reports of an eight seater aircraft in trouble at 9.21 this morning, after the pilot, who was the only person onboard, declared that there was a problem with the nose wheel.

Police together with fire and ambulance crews attended the scene and implemented emergency contingency plans allowing the aircraft to land safely.

The incidents comes only a week after a Bombardier Q400 carrying 39 passengers and four crew on a flight to Newcastle lost a wheel during take-off.

A spokesman for Exeter Airport said: “The aircraft involved was a private aircraft with one passenger on board, who reported technical issues.

“As part of normal procedures a full emergency was declared and the emergency services were also involved.”

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It was also reported that the aircraft had to make two approaches over the airfield before landing safely.

The aircraft involved was a private plane not a commercial one used to transport the majority of the airports passengers.

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