Recently appointed foreign secretary Boris Johnson had an inauspicious start to his tenure when the No.32 (The Royal) Squadron BAe 146 carrying him to Bruxelles on his first official trip had to make a precautionary landing at Luton. The 146 experienced an unspecified ‘technical problem” soon after take off from Northolt. She landed safely at Luton at 17:26. The airport was closed for half an hour while the runway was checked. Mr Johnson and his party continued to Bruxelles by alternative means.
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