Glasgow-Berlin flight declares emergency mid-air over Germany

An EasyJet flight from Scotland on its way to Germany declared an emergency this morning.

The Berlin-bound flight declared an emergency at 12.30pm over Germany. Picture: Getty Images
The Berlin-bound flight declared an emergency at 12.30pm over Germany. Picture: Getty Images

The Airbus A320, which was flying from Glasgow to Berlin, issued a 7700 squawk during the flight, which informs air traffic control facilities of an “urgency” or “distress” situation.

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The plane was believed to have descended rapidly towards Berlin at around 12.30 - 30 minutes before it was due to land in the German capital.

Flight Info and Alerts' Twitter account said the flight was "descending at high speed after squawking 7700".

It added: "Easyjet #U26819 is continuing to Berlin #Schoenefeld with priority landing with possible medical emergency onboard."