Video: Footage shows Virgin Atlantic plane making emergency landing at Gatwick Airport 5 years ago

Video: Footage shows Virgin Atlantic plane making emergency landing at Gatwick Airport

The plane undertook a "non-standard landing procedure."

According to Associated Press, a Virgin Atlantic jet bound for Las Vegas had to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after it developed a problem with its landing gear.

The airline says the plane undertook "a non-standard landing procedure" because of "a technical issue with one of the landing gears" and images showed the Boeing 747 on the runway as emergency vehicles waited nearby, standard procedure when a plane has to land with a technical problem.

Gatwick airport said the flight, VS43, took off at about 11:45am on Monday and flight-tracking websites showed the aircraft circling the coast of southwest England before turning back to Gatwick, outside London. It circled near the airport before landing approximately four hours after it took off.

The hashtag #VS43 - the number of the flight - was trending on Twitter in the past hour.

Clip via TV Xtra.