Southampton Airport has been put a full alert after passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at after developing technical problems It is understood that that Flybe plane had a cracked windscreen,
The major alert was sparked just after 8am this morning (Thursday 13th July 2017) after a flight got into difficulty.
A Flybe aircraft, which was carrying 58 passengers, landed at about 8am.
The pilots were forced to make the distress call that is being referred to as “technical issue” it was discovered whilst the flight was airbourne.
The Airport fire services launched a major emergency response with Hampshire Fire and Rescue called to back up the airport’s onsite fire engines to standby on the runway. Five fire appliances were sent from Eastleigh fire station along with appliances from St Mary’s, Hightown and Redbridge.
A spokeswoman for the company said: ‘Flybe can confirm that the flight landed safely without incident at Southampton this morning with a suspected cracked windscreen.‘The captain took the necessary action and, as a usual precautionary measure, the airport put its emergency vehicles on standby.