A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane has touched down safely at London’s Gatwick airport on Monday after a landing gear fault forced the US-bound plane to turn around.
“Flight VS43 has returned to London Gatwick due to a technical issue with one of the landing gears,” Virgin Atlantic said in a statement.
Virgin Atlantic can confirm that flight VS43 has landed safely back at Gatwick. Our priority now is to look after our passengers and crew.
— Virgin Atlantic (@VirginAtlantic) December 29, 2014
A spokesperson says the passengers will be taken off the airplane and the craft will be checked as a matter of routine.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 29, 2014
From the back of my camera the state of VIR43Es undercarriage on its fly. pic.twitter.com/HDWhwReMG1
— Samuel Pilcher (@SamPilcher) 29 Décembre 2014