A Virgin Atlantic flight sparked a major emergency response today in Edinburgh causing delays to other flights.

Emergency services were scrambled to meet the VS226 flight from Orlando, Florida, at Edinburgh airport due to the aircraft having low tyre pressure. 

A number of ambulance and fire crews surrounded the Airbus A350-1000 when it touched down on the runway at 11.20am. 

Flight staff were said to be worried the wheel would smash through the metal, reported The Mirror

Other flights faced delays when they had to be suspended but the airport says they have since resumed. 

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The airline said Edinburgh Airport requested emergency services met the aircraft as a precautionary measure.

A spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic said: 'As a precautionary measure we have requested engineers meet our flight the VS226 travelling from Orlando to Edinburgh upon landing due to low nose gear tyre pressure. 

'The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority and the aircraft had landed as normal.' 

An Edinburgh Airport spokesperson said: 'Our teams were made aware of an issue with the inbound Virgin Atlantic flight and as a precaution stood up response procedures as is standard practice.

'The flight has landed and was met by emergency response vehicles. It has since exited the runway and operations have resumed.'

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