Breaking news: Report of fire on passenger jet sparks major emergency

Lough Neagh Rescue
Lough Neagh Rescue

A major emergency protocol swung into action on Lough Neagh after a report of passenger jet with an engine on fire on Tuesday evening.

It is understood that all four crews of Lough Neagh Rescue were put on standby, along with staff at the Antrim Area Hospital, amid fears for the safety of the aircraft.

The emergency services and Lough Neagh Rescue were stood down, after the plane landed safely at the International Airport at Aldergrove at around 6.30pm.

A spokesperson for the NI Ambulance service said 76 passengers and four crew from the plane were taken for checks. He said there appeared to be no serious injuries.