Loganair plane makes emergency landing in Orkney

The FlyBe aircraft was being operated by Loganair. Picture: Complimentary
The FlyBe aircraft was being operated by Loganair. Picture: Complimentary
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A PLANE with 17 passengers has made an emergency landing in Orkney after a cargo door burst open in mid-air.

The FlyBe aircraft, operated by Loganair, was flying from Aberdeen to Shetland when the full-scale alert was sparked.

Passengers reported the cabin had depressurised after the cargo door opened.

Fire engines at Kirkwall Airport were called to the scene. The aircraft landed safely and no one was injured.

There were three crew members on the flight.

Loganair said a full inspection of the aircraft was being carried out.

Chief operating officer Phil Preston said: “There was an issue with the cargo door at the rear of the aircraft. Our crew followed the correct procedures and the aircraft landed safely.A secondary aircraft is being flown up from Aberdeen to transport the passengers.”