Plane made emergency stop in Norwich

A KLM flight to Rotterdam had to make an emergency landing at Norwich Airport after its crew reported an engine failure.

A KLM flight to Rotterdam had to make an emergency landing at Norwich Airport after its crew reported an engine failure.

The plane took off from Heathrow shortly before 6pm on Wednesday with 32 passengers and four crew on board.

When the captain realised there was a problem he was told to divert to Norwich International for an unscheduled stop.

Bart Koster, KLM spokesman, said: “It landed normally and the passengers and crew disembarked and were rebooked on flights to their destination. The plane remains at Norwich where ground crew have been sent to inspect it and discover what the problem was.

“It is rare but not so rare that we don't know what to do when it does happen. Although there was a failure in the engine it did not mean the plane would not have made it to Rotterdam but the captain took the decision to make a stop and get it checked out.”

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