Luton-Based EasyJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing

28 August 2014, 08:55 | Updated: 28 August 2014, 09:08

A Luton-based easyJet plane, carrying 157 passengers, has had to make an emergency landing after smoke was detected in the cockpit.

The plane, heading from Liverpool to Naples, touched down safely at Gatwick airport at around 7.20am this morning (28 Aug).

The Airbus A320 aircraft, 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: "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."