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Firefighters called to Stansted airport after plane experiences difficulties

PUBLISHED: 17:47 03 January 2016 | UPDATED: 17:47 03 January 2016

Firefighters were called to Stansted airport

Firefighters were called to Stansted airport

Rescue teams were scrambled to Stansted Airport this afternoon (January 3) after a plane reported it was experiencing difficulties.

Stansted Airport Control contacted Essex County Fire and Rescue Service after an aircraft, believed to be a Gulfstream V, was experiencing difficulties.

Four crews including Stansted’s off-road vehicle and Dunmow’s Pinzgauer-off road vehicle were called to one of Stansted Airport’s runways ahead of the aircraft’s estimated time of arrival at 4pm.

At 4.02pm, firefighters received a call confirming the aircraft had landed safely at Northolt Airport, in Middlesex.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened this morning after 80mph winds battered Suffolk and brought its closure.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

Across Suffolk, dozens of bands, singers, solo acts, choirs and orchestras ply their trade on evenings and weekends as part of the county’s eclectic night time economy.

High winds have led to rail service cancellations including on the mainline from Suffolk and Essex to London and local routes between Sudbury and Marks Tey.

High winds have brought down overhead power cables leaving homes in many Suffolk and Essex communities without electricity.

A well known west Suffolk pub has suddenly closed its doors after the district council received a licence review application from police, stating the premises was ‘associated with serious crimes and disorder’.

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