Sunday, November 09, 2014

Drama in skies over Cambridge as emergency services called to aircraft in 'trouble'

Emergency services have been called to an aircraft in trouble over the skies of Cambridge.

Fire and ambulance crews were called to Cambridge Airport in Newmarket Road today.

Reports have come in that the aircraft had lost part of its undercarriage and front wheel and was flying over the city to burn as much fuel as possible in order to make a safer landing.

The twin-engine aircraft has now managed to land at the airport and the pilot has been praised by airport chiefs.

A spokesman for the airport said: "I can confirm that an aircraft has landed at Cambridge after reports that it had a landing gear issue. It has now just landed and both passengers are safe. All the protocols were dealt with perfectly and we are thrilled that the pilot did such an incredible job in landing the plane safely."

A police spokeswoman said officers were called to a plane in trouble at 12.40pm.

She added: "We were called to distress reports from a plane and attended with colleagues from the other emergency services.

"Thankfully both members of the plane walked free and were uninjured."

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