Blue Islands plane makes emergency landing at London Southend Airport

Blue Islands plane makes emergency landing at London Southend Airport

A Blue Islands flight has been forced to make an emergency landing at London Southend Airport following an engine fire.

With 28 passengers on board, the plane made a safe landing with no reports of injuries.

While fire crews met the plane on landing the fire was extinguished before the aircraft touched down.

Divisional officer Neil Fenwick, who attended the incident, told the BBC: “This was a textbook operation.

“The fire was out by the time the plane touched down and no one appears to have been hurt.”

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Passengers on board the plane are being driven by coach to their intended destination at London City Airport.