NEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8645 times:
Thankfully it seems all is ok.
Latest report is that a passenger plane was diverted to East Midlands Airport after developing technical problems.
The Thomson Fly aircraft took off from Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport and developed problems with a wheel.
The plane is now reported as originally heading for Corfu and landed safely at the East Midlands airport at about 1800 BST.
Emergency services were called out to the runway and the fire crews foamed the aircraft down as part of standard procedures.
There were no reports of any casualties so lets hope all has ended well.
There isnt really a dark side to the moon, as a matter of fact its all dark!
Eurohub From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8604 times:
My wife was just speaking to a colleague at Nottingham's University Hospital who told her that they had been placed on a "high alert" owing to this incident and were preparing to receive casualties and making preparations to send as many in-patients home as possible to create space.
Quoting NEMA (Reply 2): There were no reports of any casualties so lets hope all has ended well.
Good news if that remains the case.
Forget A vs B - Give me E or BAe any day of the week!
CON207 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 292 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8434 times:
I actually saw this Thomsonfly 757 circling several times . I first noticed it at 17-30hrs and saw the landing gear down which I thought was odd but did'nt take much notice at the time as I was busy preparing dinner until 17-55hrs when it was heading in an easterly direction towards Nottingham, inbound for Runway 27. I then realised that Thomsonfly don't come in to EMA at that time of day
It landed at safely at EMA 18-00hrs BST.
It HAD taken off from Doncaster, Robin Hood Airport, ( as stated by NEMA) at 15-50hrs BST,bound for Corfu when it developed problems with the front landing gear. Saw the news report on Central News. Everyone on board was safe.
Any ID on the aircraft? I thought it looked like G-BYAF.