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Apr 16, 2012 10:22 AM by AP

Virgin: 4 injured in Gatwick emergency landing

LONDON (AP) - Virgin Atlantic says four people suffered minor injuries after a plane bound from Britain to Florida made an emergency landing at London's Gatwick Airport.
The airline said Monday that all passengers and crew have safely disembarked the flight. It declined to provide further details on the nature of the injuries or cause of the emergency landing beyond saying it was a "technical problem."
Fire officials said there were reports of a small fire on the plane, which took off at 10:48 a.m. local time (0948GMT, 5:48 a.m. EDT) and landed safely just under two hours later.
A spokeswoman for the Gatwick Airport says it has reopened after shutting down for more than an hour and a half.

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