Emergency landing at Gatwick

LONDON: The runway at London’s Gatwick Airport was briefly closed today after a flight from Paris to the Welsh city of Cardiff made an emergency landing.

Gatwick spokesman Stuart McDonald said a FlyBe plane carrying 46 passengers and four crew members touched down today. He said no one was hurt and the passengers were safely evacuated.

The cause of the plane’s problem was not immediately clear.

The airport’s runway was closed for about 90 minutes. Eleven flights due to land at Gatwick were diverted to other airports, and several other departures and arrivals were delayed.

A telephone call seeking comment from FlyBe Group Ltd. was not immediately returned.