Plane forced to land at London City Airport after part of wing fell off

18:28 15 May 2014

Landing at London City Airport

Landing at London City Airport

2010 Getty Images

A plane was forced to make an emergency return to London City Airport this morning when part of its wing fell off.

The pilot abandoned the 7.25am CityJet flight to Florence moments after take-off, before circling the Thames Estuary and touching back down in the Docklands.

Many of the 61 Passengers on board the Avro RJ85 plane heard a loud bang before a six foot-long section of the left wing fell away.

A spokesperson for CityJet said: “The crew followed their standard procedures and, after a discussion with CityJet Maintenance Control, decided to return to London City Airport.

“Air Traffic Control were notified and the aircraft returned making a normal approach and landing. Passengers were re-directed on another aircraft and departed with a two hour delay.”

Read More

Plane engine explodes seconds before take off at London City Airport
London City Airport donates £5,000 to homelessness charity
London City Airport seeks approval for £200m expansion


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
General view of Anchor House in Barking Road, London E16.

A charity based in Canning Town is hosting a reception in the House of Lords this week to mark World Homeless Day.

House of Lords
Yesterday, 08:00
Cathy Tyson in She Called Me Mother

“The story is about suffering, empowerment and relationships.”

Fri, 18:49
The Ariel Atom is one of the Race of Champions cars

Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo was among the motor sport stars showing off their skills in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this afternoon.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Fri, 17:57
Canning Town loan shark jailed

A Canning Town loan shark who exploited “vulnerable” people has been jailed for illegal money lending and forgery.

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Most read news


You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

Read more
Shop till you drop!

Here’s your chance to treat yourself to a new wardrobe and a whole lot more with this MyOffers competition to win an incredible £2,500 to spend at Primark on whatever you like!

Read more

Digital Edition

Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder