10:22 am, Sat 05 Jul 2014
Jet2 confirm East Midlands airport incident not triggered by passenger on board
Credit: ITV News Central
Jet2 have confirmed to ITV News Central this morning that the emergency over East Midlands airport was not caused by a passenger on board the plane but by a "minor" mechanical issue.
A team of engineers and mechanics will now be examining the plane over the next few days.
The plane was last night diverted to Manchester airport where passengers disembarked and continued their trip to Heraklion on a different plane.
East Midlands airport were only able to confirm that a plane was held for a while over the airport as a "precautionary measure".
7:08 pm, Fri 04 Jul 2014
Flight L625 has now safely landed at Manchester Airport
Speaking after a Boeing 737 Jet2 plane declared an emergency after taking off from East Midlands Airport headed for Crete, an official for the airline said:
Flight LS625 has landed safely at Manchester Airport. All passengers have disembarked and will shortly continue on their journey to Greece on board another aircraft. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers”.
6:56 pm, Fri 04 Jul 2014
The Jet2 flight from East Midlands to Crete declared an emergency just after take off
Airline Jet2 has confirmed the flight which took off from East Midlands Airport headed for Heraklion in Crete has diverted to Manchester, where passengers can disembark and board another plane on to Crete.
6:46 pm, Fri 04 Jul 2014
Air Live Net is tweeting that the Boeing 737 which declared an emergency shortly after taking off from East Midlands Airport is starting its descent.
Flight LS626 has been circling at 19,000 feet, with reports it has been burning off fuel.
6:35 pm, Fri 04 Jul 2014
The latest flight path as posted on Twitter by Air Live Net shows the Jet2 Plane which took off from East Midlands Airport headed for Heraklion in Crete is circling again.
Reports suggest the aircraft could be burning off fuel before the Boeing 737 attempts to land.
6:31 pm, Fri 04 Jul 2014
The Jet2 plane from East Midlands Airport to Heraklion in Crete declared an emergency shortly before 6:00pm
Leicestershire FIre & Rescue Service have confirmed they are in attendance at East Midlands Airport, but are unable to comment any further on the Jet2 flight from East Midlands to Heraklion in Crete.