Firefighters called to Stansted airport after plane experiences difficulties
17:47 03 January 2016
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.