Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Gatwick

An easyJet plane carrying 157 passengers has had to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after smoke was detected in the cockpit.

The Airbus A320 aircraft, en route from Liverpool to Naples, touched down safely at around 7.20am today (Thursday 28 August).

The plane, which had left Liverpool at 6.40am, was being checked, with easyJet hoping to fly on the passengers to Naples as soon as possible.

An easyJet spokesman said today: "The plane landed safely at Gatwick and the passengers remained calm. At no point was the safety of passengers threatened.

"We now want to make sure we get the passengers to Naples as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, the plane is being inspected."

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