Police plane makes emergency landing in Derry

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 16:57 -- Editor

A plane from PSNI’s Air Support Unit was forced to make an emergency landing at City of Derry Airport last night when the engine failed while supporting police dealing with a security alert in Limavady.

Detective Superintendent Richard Campbell, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Air Support Unit, said: “An aircraft from the Air Support Unit made an emergency landing last night (Thursday 12th) at The City of Derry Airport after experiencing engine failure while supporting District Policing colleagues who were dealing with a security alert in Limavady, which was later declared an elaborate hoax.
“The pilot and crew landed the plane safely without damage being caused and no injuries were  sustained by those on board.
“The matter has now been referred to the Civil Aviation Authority and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and we are fully co-operating with them as they work to establish the circumstances surrounding the engine failure.”