Gatwick Airport: BA Flight Emergency Closes Runway

Flights had to be diverted at Gatwick Airport after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

The British Airways flight from Naples landed at the West Sussex airport at about 12.30am on Friday after an emergency was declared.

The airport said unspecified technical problems were being investigated, and that the plane had been inspected while on the runway.

An easyJet service from Paphos and a TUI flight from Lanarca were diverted to other airports before Gatwick’s stand-by runway was opened.

No-one was injured in the incident and passengers were able to disembark from the plane a short time later.

A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport said: “A British Airways flight that was inbound…

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