Almería airport emergency landing

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An Air Nostrum plane like this one was involved in the incident

By Emma Randle

An Air Nostrum plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Almería airport on Monday evening, September 5, due to a suspected engine fault.

The aircraft – an ATR 72-600 powered by two turboprops – was due to land at Almería from Madrid in any event, but a warning signal that appeared on the plane’s control panel as it approached the airport meant that emergency protocol was activated.

The plane landed safely a few minutes ahead of schedule just before 8pm.

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