VS43: Gatwick Airport warns of flight delays


Passengers are disembarking a plane which landed safely at Gatwick Airport after developing a technical fault.

An airport spokesman said people should check with their airlines for delays while flight VS43’s aircraft was being reviewed today (Monday December 29).

He said: “Virgin Atlantic flight VS043 has landed safely after returning to Gatwick due to a technical fault. Following the emergency landing, passengers have disembarked the aircraft via stairs. At this time, only minor injuries have been reported.

“The runway has been closed until the aircraft can be removed from the runway and based on current predictions it is not expected to reopen until at least 18.00. Currently no flights are departing Gatwick and inbound flights are being diverted to other airports. We advise passengers to check with their airlines on the status of their flight. Updates will also be posted on the Gatwick website and on Twitter.”

Picture by Steve Morris.