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Ryanair flight forced to land at Gatwick due to 'fumes'

A flight from Barcelona to Stansted was forced to land at Gatwick after a passenger complained of "fumes".

The Ryanair flight from Barcelona Girona was originally forced to land at Nantes, in France, after a passenger smelt an "unusual odour".

The plane was cleared by engineers at the airport, but complaints resumed mid-air, forcing the plane to land at Gatwick at 17:07 BST.

A spokeswoman for Ryanair apologised for the delay.

She said: "Ryanair's engineers in Gatwick will inspect the aircraft which has been removed from service for the remainder of the day or until this issue has been resolved."

The flight's 189 passengers were transferred by coach to London Stansted, in Essex.

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