Emergency declared on Norwich to Aberdeen flight was due to hydraulic problem

The plane at Aberdeen Airport. Photo: Kevin Emslie/The Press and Journal

The plane at Aberdeen Airport. Photo: Kevin Emslie/The Press and Journal - Credit: Archant

A passenger plane flying from Norwich to Aberdeen which declared an emergency at 21,000ft has landed safely.


The Eastern Airways T3726 was eventually back on the ground at 3.47pm after the pilot declared an emergency relating to a problem with the aircraft's hydraulic system as the plane flew over the Scottish border.

The Jetstream 14 had 19 passengers and three crew on board. It left Norwich at 2pm and was due to land in Aberdeen at 3.20pm. It was circling around Aberdeen for about ten minutes before landing.

An Eastern Airways spokesperson said: 'The captain operating flight T3 726 from Norwich to Aberdeen received a cockpit warning indication relating to the aircraft's hydraulic system prior to landing in Aberdeen.

'We have launched an investigation and engineers will be inspecting the aircraft.'


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The hydraulic system controls the landing gear and wing flaps. The aircraft did have back-up systems which were deployed as a precautionary measure.

Three fire crews and 14 firefighters awaited the plane's arrival at Aberdeen Airport but were later stood down. Passengers disembarked the plane as usual via the aircraft steps.

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