Emergency Landing At Gatwick

16 April 2012, 14:00

Flights in and out of Gatwick were disrupted after a plane made an emergency landing when smoke was spotted in the cabin.

The Virgin Atlantic flight to Orlando left Gatwick just under two hours before it returned to make a full emergency landing. West Sussex Fire and Rescue said it was called at 12.21pm to reports of a a "small fire on board an aircraft." Six crews were called to the scene.

A Gatwick Airport spokeswoman said: "It has made a safe emergency landing, the emergency services are on the scene and the aircraft is safe and passengers are being disembarked."

Richard Branson has tweeted an apology to the passengers on board.