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Pilot makes emergency landing in Biggin Hill field after engine cut out

PUBLISHED: 15:52 31 August 2012

A solo pilot had to make an emergency landing on Friday (31) in a Biggin Hill field after his private jet's engine cut out.

Firefighters were alerted at around 2.40pm that the aircraft had landed at the junction of Saltbox Hill and Oaklands Road, not long after leaving Biggin Hill airport.

Temporary watch manager at Biggin Hill fire station Andy Young said: “It took about an hour for him to take off again after waiting for clearance and after a mechanic had been.”

Mr Young said incidents of engines cutting out were not uncommon and that pilots were trained to make a safe landing.

The pilot was not hurt.

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