Firefighters rushed to Southampton Airport after plane failed to deploy landing gear

FIREFIGHTERS rushed to an airport after an aircraft failed to deploy its landing gear.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 9:51 am
Updated Monday, 8th August 2016, 10:55 am

Fire crews from Portchester and Cosham were called to Southampton Airport in Eastleigh at 6.41pm on Friday.

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Despite the fears about the aircraft, the pilot managed to activate the landing gear naturally and all 66 passengers and four crew members disembarked safely and uninjured.’

A spokesperson for Eastleigh fire station said that the aircraft had suffered a hydraulic failure with the landing gear.

Fire crews stood down at 8pm.