The runway at East Midlands Airport has reopened after a temporary closure this evening.
AirLiveNet.com originally reported that the runway closed due to a plane landing with a technical fault, but the air traffic monitoring website tweeted in the last few moments saying traffic was stopped because a plane caught fire.
UPDATE EMA: We got the information East Midlands Airport stopped all traffic because a Jet2 plane caught fire on the runway.
All flights that were kept in a holding pattern are now being brought in to land.
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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".
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”.
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.