An Easyjet plane carrying 157 passengers has made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after smoke was detected in the cockpit.
The Airbus A320 was en route from Liverpool to Naples when it touched down at about 07:20 BST.
An Easyjet spokesman said the plane, which had left Liverpool at 06:40 BST, landed safely and the passengers “remained calm”.
“At no point was the safety of passengers threatened,” he said.
“We now want to make sure we get the passengers to Naples as quickly as possible.
“Meanwhile, the plane is being inspected.”
Emily Scott, who was a passenger on the flight, said concerns grew on the plane as the acrid smell of burning grew.
She said oxygen was used in the cockpit and the pilot announced there would be an emergency landing, but the crew remained “extremely calm and professional”.
Firefighters met the plane after it landed and she boarded another plane after a two-hour wait. She has since arrived in Italy.
“I commend the crew and captain for handling the situation in such a calm manner,” she said.
Meanwhile, passengers had to be evacuated from the North Terminal departure lounge after a fire alarm was activated in the Garfunkel’s restaurant.
An airport spokeswoman said the false alarm happened at 08.30 BST and lasted about 20 minutes.
Passengers were kept airside while the lounge was isolated, she added.
VOMITING passengers forced a plane to be quarantined at Edinburgh Airport for up to an hour while the ill travellers were treated by paramedics.
Four passengers on a Jet2 flight from Budapest, in Hungary, to Edinburgh fell sick during landing at around 3pm today forcing airport chiefs to scramble paramedics and police to the plane.
Only one sick traveller was admitted to hospital but the remaining passengers were kept on board the plane for an hour filling out a health reports.
A spokeswoman for Jet2 said: “Four passengers on the LS788 Budapest flight became unwell on landing at Edinburgh Airport today and are now receiving the necessary medical care.
“The remaining passengers currently have to remain on board to fill out a form for the Port Health Authority. This is a routine procedure in case they need to be contacted.”
An Edinburgh Airport spokesman said: “Ambulances were called to the airport this afternoon in response to four passengers who had fallen ill on an inbound flight.
“Medical staff assessed the situation and the affected passengers were taken to hospital. There was no disruption to the operation of the airport.”