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Plane lands at Newquay Airport with technical fault

By CG_News  |  Posted: September 04, 2013

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Emergency services scrambled to Newquay airport

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UPDATE: 9.40am - FLYBE has stressed this morning that last night’s incident does not classify as an 'emergency landing' under Civil Aviation Authority guidelines.

In a statement, the airline said: "Flybe can confirm that Flight BE806 from London Gatwick to Newquay landed normally and without incident at Newquay airport. However, due to a minor technical fault, it was deemed necessary that the 40 passengers disembark the aircraft on the taxiway, which they did without incident before being bussed to the terminal. As is standard industry practice, the airport's emergency services attended the aircraft.

“Flybe regrets the inconvenience experienced by our passengers as a result of this incident.”

EARLIER: A passenger aircraft carrying 40 people had to make an emergency landing at Newquay Airport last night.

The Flybe Dash-8 plane, en-route from Gatwick, was coming in to land when the crew reported a hydraulics fault.

Emergency services, including seven fire crews from across the Duchy, were scrambled to the scene at around 9.30pm.

The plane landed safely despite the scare but emergency services were fearful it could catch fire once on the ground.

A spokesperson from Flybe said the plane landed normally and nobody was hurt.

The spokesperson added: “Due to a minor technical fault, it was deemed necessary that the 40 passengers disembark the aircraft on the taxiway, which they did without incident before being bussed to the terminal.

“As is standard industry practice, the airport’s emergency services attended the aircraft.

“Flybe regrets the inconvenience experienced by our passengers as a result of this incident.”

Fire crews from Newquay, St Columb, St Dennis, St Austell, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Launceston rushed to the scene.

Upon their arrival they were told the Newquay Airport Fire Service had already dealt with the problem.

A spokesperson for Newquay Fire Station confirmed there were no reports of any injuries.

“We were called to a Dash-8 plane that had suffered a hydraulic leak. It was already on the ground when we arrived and we were there to make the scene safe.”

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said all passengers safely disembarked the aircraft.

The BE802 flight from Gatwick that was due to arrive in Newquay at 10.15 this morning has been cancelled due to the incident.

An earlier flight from Newquay to Gatwick was also cancelled.

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  • manicstreet  |  September 04 2013, 7:28PM

    More police overkill and they tell us that their manpower is stretched!!.

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  • georgemroe  |  September 04 2013, 3:02PM

    Why are pop up adverts on the "this is Cornwall website" (Sky Bet & Jewelry) evading my on line security

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  • TWINSCREW  |  September 04 2013, 11:39AM

    Bit overkill for a Dash 8, this is not a Dreamliner or an Airbus, seven fire brigades attending and the police, what are the police going to do except get in the way? you would have difficulty getting seven fire engines around a Dash aircraft. I despair.

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  • Seaem  |  September 04 2013, 10:55AM

    We had a similar experience when flying with Flybe from Newquay To Edinburgh a couple of years ago. Again the aircraft, a Flybe Dash-8 had to make en emergency landing due to a technical fault and we had to "jump" out of the rear of the aircraft, without any assistance from the crew. What are Flybe up to, are they cutting down on maintenance to save money? We are due to fly with Flybe from Newquay to Edinburgh again this Saturday and we are "Bricking It". Perhaps I should bring my own toolkit and parachute along with me.

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