Plane makes 'full emergency landing' at Norwich airport after fault

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A plane made an emergency landing at Norwich International Airport after a hydraulic fault was discovered mid-air on Monday morning.

The Eastern Airways Saab 2000 was 20 minutes into its flight from Norwich to Aberdeen when the fault was discovered.

The plane, which had departed at 6.45am, was carrying 48 passengers and three crew members.

According to the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Richard Pace, operations director at the airport, said the plane returned to Norwich airport and a full emergency response was declared.

Ambulance, fire and police were on the scene at 7.13am and the plane landed safely at 7.24am.

According to, a replacement plane was sent to take passengers onwards to Aberdeen, while the Saab was given a full inspection.

The paper added that Eastern Airways apologised for the inconvenience, but said that safety of its passengers and crew was paramount.

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