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Emergency teams on standby as jet forced to dump fuel

TAG Farnborough Airport confirmed that an incoming aircraft declared an emergency situation as it approached

Farnborough Airport

An emergency landing had to be performed by a jet carrying 10 passengers at Farnborough Airport on Tuesday (April 22).

TAG Farnborough Airport confirmed that an incoming aircraft declared an emergency situation as it approached at around 11.45am.

The plane, made by Learjet, was said to have suffered undercarriage problems.

It was forced to circle the airport jettisoning fuel for around 20 minutes to make it light enough to land.

Fire crews from Rushmoor and Yateley joined members of the airport’s own emergency team and a specialist crash unit from Basingstoke on the ground, ready to assist if anything went wrong.

An airport spokesman said routine emergency procedures had been followed and the plane landed 'safely without incident' just before 12.10pm.

 

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