A Virgin Atlantic flight prompted an emergency response as it landed at Edinburgh Aiport.

The flight, which departed from Orlando in Florida, is reported to have burst its front nose gear, seeing it require landing assistance.

When it arrived in the capital, a number of ambulances and fire engines were waiting at the scene.

Staff were worried that the impact of the landing would smash the front wheel through the metal casing of the plane.

Emergency response as Virgin Atlantic flight makes landing at Edinburgh Airport

The aircraft landed at Edinburgh Airport at around 11.20am with the emergency event causing disruption to other flights leaving from the Scottish city.

Take-offs between 10am and 11am were delayed, seeing a number of passengers affected.

A spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic said of the airport's emergency response to the incident: "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 our passengers and crew have since disembarked the aircraft as normal.”

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Airport 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."

For a time, the plane became the most tracked aircraft on the popular travel tracking website Flightradar with more than 3000 people across the globe following its landing.