Plane in emergency alert from East Midlands Airport

A Boeing 737 plane headed from East Midlands Airport to Heraklion has now landed safely in Manchester after declaring an emergency shortly after take-off.

Jet2 confirm emergency over East Midlands airport not triggered by passenger on board

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".

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Statement from Airline Jet2 on emergency alert

Flight L625 has now safely landed at Manchester Airport Credit: PA

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”.

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Plane starting descent to East Midlands Airport

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BREAKING EMERGENCY Boeing 737 Jet2 flight #LS625 is starting descent to East Midlands airport.

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.

Latest flight path shows Jet2 plane circling again

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BREAKING EMERGENCY We still have no information from Jet2 about flight #LS625 but the Boeing 737 is circling again. http://t.co/so5JtqsUmb

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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.

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