Spain-bound flight declares emergency after leaving Glasgow

A JET2 flight from Glasgow to Mallorca has declared an emergency shortly after take-off.

File photo of the Jet2 aircraft involved. Picture: Wiki Commons
File photo of the Jet2 aircraft involved. Picture: Wiki Commons

Flight LS189 departed around 7am, and was scheduled to land on the Balearic island at 11am.

But after signalling an emergency, the Boeing 737 returned to Glasgow after entering a holding pattern.

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Jet2 confirmed that the aircraft was suffering ‘pitch control issues’, which affect how the plane flies.

The aircraft, which made its maiden flight in 1998, was involved in a previous incident at Funchal Airport in Madeira, Portugal in 2014 and needed repairs after a tail strike during windy conditions.

The Boeing 737 can carry up to 189 passengers and seven crew.