Flybe flight from Manchester to Belfast makes emergency landing after problem with door

A FLYBE flight from Manchester to Belfast made an emergency landing tonight after a problem with the door.

Fire crews raced to the scene at George Best Belfast Airport at around 9.22 this evening.

Flybe BE486 declared an emergency on the way to Belfast tonight
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Fire services were waiting for the incoming plane at George Best Belfast Airport

A spokesperson for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service earlier told Belfast Live: “We have sent five appliances and one specialist team.

“They are going to Belfast City Airport to stand by for an aircraft landing.”

A spokesperson for the airline told The Mirror: “Flybe can confirm that the above flight landed safely on schedule with a suspected minor technical fault following a rear door indicator warning.

“The captain took all the necessary precautionary procedures prior to landing as normal and the aircraft taxied to stand where all 42 passengers disembarked without incident.

“As a precautionary measure in such circumstances, the airport placed its emergency vehicles on standby.”

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