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Narrative:A Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330-300, G-VSXY, was involved in an emergency landing at London-Gatwick Airport (LGW), U.K.
|Owner/operator:||Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 1195|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 312|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||London-Gatwick (LGW) -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||London-Gatwick (LGW)|
|Destination airport:||Orlando, FL (MCO)|
Virgin flight VS027 departed LGW on a scheduled flight to Orlando, FL (MCO). It was climbing through an altitude of about FL220 when the crew decided to return to LGW. The emergency return was initiated because of a report of smoke in the cabin.
The airplane was evacuated on the runway.
First report of the cause of the incident reports techincal problem casued a spurious fire warning. There was no fire & no smoke on board.
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||Dr. John Smith
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