Virgin Atlantic airplane returns safely after landing gear problem

Virgin Atlantic airplane returns safely after landing gear problem
By Euronews with REUTERS
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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.

Virgin #VS43 landed safely at Gatwick with a landing gear problem 4 hours after departure http://t.co/YsgFN6frqTpic.twitter.com/XyJXY16B8c

— 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

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