BA jet makes emergency landing at Gatwick

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The runway at Gatwick Airport had to be closed and flights were diverted after an inbound airliner requested an emergency landing, reports the BBC.

The British Airways Airbus from Naples landed shortly after midnight on Friday after reporting a technical fault.

The A320 remained on the runway while an inspection took place. The main runway was closed but reopened at 04:58 BST.

A handful of flights had to be diverted before the standby runway was opened.

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