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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."




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