Virgin Atlantic emergency landing causes delays at Gatwick

Virgin Atlantic emergency landing causes delays at Gatwick

Passengers traveling through London Gatwick Airport are experiencing major delays after a Virgin Atlantic plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

Smoke was reported on board the Airbus A330-300 as it took off for Orlando.

Virgin flight VS027 had 13 crew and 299 passengers on board. However, no injuries are reported.

A statement from Virgin Atlantic said: “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.”

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