Flybe flight makes emergency landing following engine fire

Flybe flight makes emergency landing following engine fire

A Flybe flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport late on Tuesday following an engine fire.

Flight BE130, on route from Glasgow to George Best Belfast City Airport, was diverted with 76 people on board.

The ambulance service said all 76 passengers and four crew were taken off the plane safely.

One person was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Flybe confirmed the flight was diverted due to a small engine fire “which was extinguished before landing.”

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An inspection of the plane is under way.

The plane had initially been delayed in Scotland because of a suspected problem with a wheel.

In a statement Flybe said: “The emergency services attended as a routine and precautionary measure.

“At no time was the safety and well-being of passengers compromised.”