Jet2 declares ‘basic emergency’ forcing instant UK touchdown

A Jet2 flight from Leeds Bradford Airport has been compelled into an emergency touchdown.

The flight was heading for Fuerteventura, Spain, when it landed only one hour into its journey.

Operations Director at East Midlands Airport Simon Hinchley mentioned: “A flight had to make an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport this morning, this was dealt with in line with our emergency procedures. We are working to ensure the affected passengers can continue their journey as soon as possible.”

And a Jet2 spokesman said: “A spokesperson mentioned: “Flight LS249 from Leeds Bradford to Fuerteventura followed standard procedure and diverted to East Midlands Airport this morning, due to a minor fault indication. The aircraft landed safely, and customers will be transferred onto a standby aircraft and flown to their destination.”

According to flight monitoring specialists Flighradar24, flight LS249 to Fuerteventura “squawked 7700, indicating a general emergency”.

No purpose was given by the airline apart from the aforementioned “minor fault”.

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