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Norwich Airport alert as warning light plane returns

A plane showing a warning light had to return to Norwich Airport shortly after take-off sparking a "full scale emergency".

The KLM flight to Amsterdam reported an "undercarriage door warning" at about 06:50 GMT, an airport spokesman said.

Emergency services were called to the airport and the nearby A140 Cromer Road was closed to traffic.

There were 71 passengers on board and the aircraft landed safely, the spokesman said.

Airport operations manager Richard Pace said: "The KLM aircraft, a Fokker 70, circled the airport to burn off fuel before landing and our emergency procedures were put in place.

"The aircraft landed safely and normally. It then taxied to the stand to allow passengers to disembark."

There has been a minimal effect on airport operations, with just a few delays, and everything has returned to normal, Mr Pace said.

The incident, from the captain reporting the alert to the passengers returning to the terminal, lasted less than an hour.

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