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|Emergency alert at city airport |
(30 minutes later)
An emergency alert is under way at Belfast City airport on Thursday after unconfirmed reports that smoke was spotted coming from a plane's engine.
Fire appliances and ambulances went to the runway in east Belfast after the alert was raised at about 0735 GMT.
It is understood the Flybe flight bound for Glasgow was preparing for take-off when the pilot experienced technical problems.
All 61 passengers and four crew walked off the plane safely.
No-one was injured. The plane has now been towed away.
|Eyewitnesses claimed smoke was seen coming from one of the plane's engines.||Eyewitnesses claimed smoke was seen coming from one of the plane's engines.|
|An airport spokesman said emergency procedures were put in place as a precaution and that operations were getting back to normal.||An airport spokesman said emergency procedures were put in place as a precaution and that operations were getting back to normal.|