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Last Updated: Saturday, 2 February 2008, 16:19 GMT
Airliner makes emergency landing
Leeds Bradford Airport
No other flights were affected by the emergency
A passenger plane carrying about 100 people has made an emergency landing at Leeds Bradford International Airport.

A full emergency was declared when the pilot of an Austrian Airlines flight radioed ahead to report a problem with one of the engines.

The crew of the Fokker 100, travelling from Innsbruck to Leeds, had noticed the engine was malfunctioning.

"The aircraft has landed safely," said an airport spokeswoman. "Everybody has been taken off and nobody was hurt."

The spokeswoman said: "The right engine is what they called idle, it wasn't working correctly.

The pilot indicated that he was going to be making an emergency landing at speed
West Yorkshire Police spokesman

"It landed and all the passengers have disembarked."

The airport was operating normally and no other flights had been affected, she added.

Up to 12 fire engines were seen at the airport ready for the emergency landing.

However, eyewitnesses said the plane appeared to land without any problems.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The pilot indicated that he was going to be making an emergency landing at speed.

"The aircraft had 103 people on board but thankfully the aircraft made a safe landing and no-one was injured."

Description of the landing

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