Exeter flight drama lasts 90 minutes

Forty-two passengers on board an Exeter flight to Newcastle breathed a sigh of relief when the plane touched back down after cutting its journey short following problems with the undercarriage.

The Flybe flight, which left Exeter at 12.25pm today, hit problems shortly after take off when the pilot realised something was wrong.

The plane circled to burn off fuel before landing safely at around 2pm.

The Bombardier Q 400 had four crew on board.

A police helicopter was deployed and roads around the site were closed as a precautionary measure.

You may also want to watch:

A police spokesman said: “I can confirm that just before 2pm the aircraft came to a stop and landed safely.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter