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KLM plane makes emergency landing at Norwich Airport after 'fumes in cockpit'

A KLM plane flying from Manchester to Amsterdam made an emergency landing at Norwich International Airport on Tuesday after the pilot noticed 'fumes in the cockpit'.

Twelve fire engines were called to the airport just after 2.30pm after the pilot requested the landing when he became aware of an electrical fault.

According to the edp24.co.uk, the plane, carrying 114 passengers, landed normally at 2.37pm and did not need the help of fire crews.

A spokesman for Norwich Airport said the fire crews were called as "part of an established emergency procedure".

The BBC reports that 80 of the passengers were put up in hotels overnight.

A KLM spokesman told the news site that the plane had made a "precautionary landing because if unidentified fumes" and was being repaired.

Meanwhile, back in March, a plane made an emergency landing at Norwich International Airport after a hydraulic fault was discovered mid-air.

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.

The plane landed safely and a replacement aircraft took passengers onto Aberdeen.

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