Passenger plane diverted to Edinburgh after mid-air emergency

A passenger jet to the US was forced to make an emergency diversion to Edinburgh earlier today.

A passenger jet to the US was forced to make an emergency to diversion to Edinburgh earlier today. Picture: TSPL

The United Airlines Boeing 777 left Amsterdam at 9:20am (UK time) bound for Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas where it was scheduled to land at 2:10pm (UK time).



But a general emergency was declared over the north-west Highlands less than an hour into the flight and the plane was diverted to Edinburgh Airport where it landed safely.

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Flight monitoring accounts on social media reported the landing was due to a illness with a crew member.

The flight departed from Edinburgh around 2pm and is now heading to Houston.


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