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Jumbo jet makes emergency landing at Cardiff Airport

By PaulTurner555  |  Posted: January 28, 2013

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A jumbo jet made an emergency landing at Cardiff Airport

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CARDIFF Airport has confirmed that a jumbo jet made an emergency landing there this morning.

The aircraft was said to have issued a Mayday alert during its transatlantic flight.

British Airways flight 196 from Houston to Heathrow had developed instrument problems, according to the Wales Air Network.

The Boeing 747 was carrying 140 passengers, and landed safely at 10.43am.

A spokeswoman for Cardiff Airport is reported as saying: "The flight was given full emergency status and all our teams were deployed on the ground."

All emergency services attended the incident.

A spokesman from South Wales Fire and Rescue said: "We attended the incident, but the aircraft landed safely."

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  • pierce12  |  January 29 2013, 4:42PM

    cazanne - hello - what can you do in Liverpool or Bristol airport then?? Pretty stupid comment to make really.

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  • cazanne  |  January 29 2013, 4:08PM

    pierce12. There arent many facilites in Cardiff Airport. What on earth can you do in a chemist, W H Smith and coffee bars for 3 hours, you'd be bored stupid.

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  • pierce12  |  January 29 2013, 1:05PM

    cazanne - whsmith, coffee bars x2, chemist, 2 bars serving hot and cold food, plus another food outlet - facilities - what on earth are you on about???

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  • cazanne  |  January 29 2013, 9:11AM

    I bet the Americans must have thought, what hole have we landed in. I wonder what the passengers did for 3 hours as theres no facilities there. Its such a shame that the owners have let it run down like they have.

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  • pierce12  |  January 29 2013, 6:35AM

    ahh i got a minus rating for my comment - why? It's a fact!

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  • pierce12  |  January 29 2013, 6:34AM

    Townhilltom - yes it's still there

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  • townhilltom  |  January 28 2013, 7:13PM

    Is the BA maintainance hangar still at Cardiff?

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  • pierce12  |  January 28 2013, 5:52PM

    Zoomer - Bristol aiport is not long enough to take a jumbo jet.

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  • JohnSW4  |  January 28 2013, 4:38PM

    Just a practice as it will be needed to take our supporters to the Cup final!

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  • Zoomer  |  January 28 2013, 4:34PM

    The pilot made a mistake. He should have landed at Bristol Airport, cheaper landing fees !

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