Police board easyJet flight at Gatwick Airport due to 'safety-related issue'

Marco Green
December 8, 2019

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Earlier today, Gatwick's runway as brought to a standstill as police were called in to deal with a "security threat".

This happened on the same day as a "security threat was made towards aviation" which meant emergency services had to check on an aeroplane on the runway at Gatwick.

Passengers on board an Easyjet flight have reported details on social media.

Passengers are reporting Just landed but stuck on tarmac. Flight captain says "due to a security threat made towards aviation".

Mr Smith later added: "Non-specific threat made to Polish police against easyJet and so was protocol to check aircraft".

"Emergency services now checking aircraft".

Gatwick's runway was put on lockdown for 20 minutes.

All flights at the airport were grounded for a period after the alert.

The runway has now been reopened and there no disruption is expected to other flights.

A police spokesman said: "It was swiftly established that the call did not relate to a genuine threat, everyone on board left the aircraft normally and passengers went on their way".

In a statement just before midday, Sussex Police said officers are at the airport.

Police boarded a plane at Gatwick Airport due to a "safety-related issue", easyJet has said.

After being given the all-clear, the plane was allowed to make its way to the terminal before passengers disembarked.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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