Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been ridiculed after his plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Luton leading to delays.
The former Mayor of London’s plane made an unscheduled stop at Luton shortly after leaving London and was met by five fire engines on the tarmac.
He was forced to continue his journey to Brussels by other means when the RAF passenger aircraft had “technical issues”.
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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed that the BAE 146 aircraft had experienced a technical fault.
A spokesman said: “There was a technical issue on the RAF flight on Sunday afternoon carrying the Foreign Secretary and his officials from London to Brussels that required the aircraft to land at Luton airport.
“The Foreign Secretary thanked the RAF crew for their professionalism and was grateful to Luton airport for the brief, unscheduled welcome.
“After a short delay, the Foreign Secretary continued on his way to Brussels by alternative means.”
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