Six fire crews were called to Stansted Airport after a plane engine set on fire.

The crews from Great Dunmow, Leaden Roding, Stansted, Billericay, and Bishop Stortford were called at 10.17 this morning.

A fire spokesman said: "Following an indication of a fire warning in an engine aeroplane crews followed standard procedures.

"The aircraft was returned to stand and passengers disembarked in a controlled way.

"Essex fire crews attended as part of standard procedures in incidents of this nature."