Page last updated at 13:21 GMT, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 14:21 UK

Passenger plane in forced landing

Aberdeen Airport

A passenger plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing at Wick Airport after developing technical problems.

The Eastern Airways charter flight, from Aberdeen to the Faroe Islands, had three crew and 10 passengers on board.

Fire, police, ambulance, and the coastguard were alerted after the pilot of the Jetstream 41 reported having difficulty with his elevator controls.

The aircraft landed safely and arrangements were being made for passengers to continue onward.

Northern Constabulary said the incident happened after 0900 BST.

A police spokesman said: "The aircraft landed safely at 0923 at Wick Airport and emergency services were stood down shortly afterwards.

"Police, Highland and Islands Fire Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service were all in attendance."

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific