Plane declares mid-flight emergency after leaving Edinburgh

An Easyjet flight declared a mid-air emergency. Picture; Ian Georgeson

An Easyjet flight declared a mid-air emergency. Picture; Ian Georgeson

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An Easyjet flight has safely landed in Newcastle after declaring a mid-air emergency after leaving Edinburgh.

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The flight, which left at 12:40, was bound for Germany, but was diverted to Newcastle shortly after take off, landing just before 1:30.

A spokesperson from said: “EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY6931 from Edinburgh to Hamburg on 28 November diverted to Newcastle as a precautionary measure only due to a technical issue.

“The aircraft landed safely and was met by emergency services in line with our procedures.

“The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.

“We apologise to passengers for the resulting delay.”

It has not yet been revealed what caused the plane to call an emergency, however, it has been reported that fire crews and emergency services were on the runway when the plane landed.

The plane was scheduled to arrive in Hamburg at 3:30 this afternoon.

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