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Eight hurt in aborted take-off at London airport

LONDON: Eight other people suffered minor injuries during an aborted take-off at London Stansted Airport, causing flights to be suspended for around three hours.

Crew at the Laudamotion flight to Vienna suspected engine issues at the runway in a while after 8:00 pm (2000 GMT) on Friday. Passengers reported a bang rocking the cabin.

Thomas Steer said there was once a "big bang on the side of the aircraft which skidded to a stop".

The property agent, 24, from Essex, jap England, said: "It was once scary. And then body of workers shouting 'evacuate evacuate'.

"My buddy opened the emergency go out and we slid down the slides, a few old other people fell over and the fireplace brigade handled them.

"No-one was seriously injured, just minor things." An airport spokesman said it had gained reviews that eight other people suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Laudamotion tweeted that the workforce "decided to abort the take-off due to engine issues and to disembark the passengers on the runway as a precautionary measure." Stansted is Britain's fourth-busiest airport.

The airport tweeted around 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) that the runway had re-opened and was once totally operational once more.

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