Royal Air Force Douglas Dakota III plane pilot performed an unscheduled landing after engine problems. The no.1 engine was shut down and the propeller feathered.
There are reports Manchester Airport has come to a standstill after a Second World War plane was forced to make an emergency landing.
According to witnesses, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Douglas Dakota aircraft was due for a fly-past over Warrington but experienced engine problems.
According to reports, the pilot reported fumes in the cockpit and port engine vibration.
On Twitter, British Airshow Review posted: “The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Official) Dakota was expected to conduct various flypasts this afternoon but has had to make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport due to an engine failure on the number two engine.”
— Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) September 14, 2019
This is an interesting angle. The engine’s left engine appears not to be working. The pilot has done a great job to land the plane in those circumstances
— _the_blue_line_ (@_the_blue_line_) September 14, 2019
A spokesman for Manchester Airport said the landing had not had an impact on operations.
“The aircraft diverted and landed at the airport,” an airport spokesman said.
“There was no impact.”
It appears the aircraft landed without further damage, but emergency services were prepared
— Crusty (@Crustyrooker) September 14, 2019
The crew have been praised for bringing the stricken aircraft down safely
There are unconfirmed reports the aircrew are unhurt, and live footage of the runway shows fire crews dealing with the situation.