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Stansted Airport: Fire crews called to ‘technical problem’ on passenger plane

PUBLISHED: 14:35 04 February 2012 | UPDATED: 16:59 04 February 2012

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FIRE crews from five stations in Essex dealt with an incident in a aeroplane engine today.

Firefighters from Great Dunmow, Leaden Roding, Stansted, Billericay and Bishop Stortford, were called to Stanstead Airport at 10.17am.

It was on the stand when the problem occurred and all the 190 passengers were taken off the aircraft.

A spokeswoman for Stansted Airport said there had been a technical problem with the aircraft which was a chartered flight heading to Chambery, in France.

“The aircraft was preparing for take off,” she said. “It was not on the runway. It was very low key.”

A spokesperson for Titan Airways said: “There was a technical problem with the aircraft prior to departure.

“As a precaution passengers were offloaded whilst checks were carried out. We are now preparing for a new departure time of 4pm today.”

The incident was dealt with by 10.48am.

Were you on the flight? If so call the newsdesk on 01473 324800.

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