A CITYJET plane bound for London City Airport from Holland was forced to land at Southend with a problem with one of its wing flaps.

Fire crews from Southend, Leigh and Rayleigh Weir were called as a precaution as the plane made its landing at 12.50pm yesterday.

Passengers were taken to London City Airport by bus.

It is standard procedure for fire crews to stand by if it is believed a plane may have trouble landing.