BREAKING Lauda flight #OE327 from London Stansted to Vienna was evacuated after aborted takeoff due to engine issue

 

Flights at Stansted Airport have been grounded due to an incident on the runway.

Passengers have described seeing emergency services after a “loud bang” was reportedly heard on a flight heading to Vienna.

 

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  • UPDATE 6 London Stansted Airport is now open – operations are resuming – flight #PC1163 is the first to land – flight #FR5998 the first to takeoff following Lauda A320 incident on runway.
  • UPDATE 5 Several flights to London Stansted are in holding patterns, runway to reopen shortly.
  • UPDATE 4 Inspection of the runway is underway prior to resume operations.
  • UPDATE 3 The Airbus A320 involved in the incident is currently being removed from the runway.
  • UPDATE 2 15 flights are still airborne to London Stansted.
  • UPDATE 1 All flights to London Stansted are diverting to Birmingham and Southend airports.

Loud bang have been heard as plane began to accelerate and take off.

The A320 (reg. OE-LOA) decelerated and passengers have been evacuated using emergency slides.

The aircraft was performing flight #OE327 from London Stansted to Vienna.

Passengers have been taken back to the terminal.

Stansted Airport statement:
“Flights at London Stansted Aiport are currently suspended due to an aircraft on the runway following an aborted take off due to a suspected engine problem.”

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