Those of you that have been following the blog will know that we posted about the VS27 flight this week.
Here is an update from the Press Office today:
"We can confirm that the investigation following Monday's incident on flight VS27 from London Gatwick is now complete. A full technical evaluation and systems assessment has been completed in conjunction with the airworthiness authorities and the manufacturer, and the aircraft has been certified for a return to service. The investigation identified that a number of alarms were triggered in flight, in response to which our flight crew took positive action in line with procedures by returning to Gatwick and completing an evacuation of the aircraft.
The flight crew and cabin crew followed safety procedures at all times and carried out their duties in a professional manner to ensure the safety of our passengers was maintained throughout the flight and during the evacuation.
We again apologise to all of those passengers that were impacted by this difficult but rare situation."
Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd
We think that this is very good news. The crew did what they are trained to do. It is easy to say with hindsight, perhaps they didn't need to take such positive action??? However, as we always say, SAFETY FIRST!
Paul and Richard
Flying Without Fear