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Plane 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

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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Fire service confirm crews are at East Midlands Airport

The Jet2 plane from East Midlands Airport to Heraklion in Crete declared an emergency shortly before 6:00pm Credit: PA

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.

Flight path of emergency alert plane could show fault

The plane which has declared an emergency after taking off from East Midlands Airport headed for Heraklion is still circling at 19,000 feet, which indicates a technical issue according to Air Live Net.

Plane from East Midlands Airport declares emergency

A 737 Jet2 flight from East Midlands to Heraklion has declared an emergency and is circling at 19,000 feet, according to Air Live Net on Twitter.

More to follow.

Video shows world's largest plane in East Midlands

The world's biggest plane is due to take off from East Midlands Airport at 10 o clock this morning. The Antonov-225 was made in Ukraine.

It's powered by six engines and is the longest and heaviest plane ever built with a maximum take-off weight of 6 hunderd and 40 tonnes.

It landed at the airport yesterday evening, which was filmed by Gary Hodgkinson.

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World's biggest plane to take off from East Midlands

The front of the plane opens up to get cargo in Credit: Borna Filic/PIXSELL/Pixsell/Press Association Images

The world's biggest plane is due to take off from East Midlands Airport at 10am today.

The Antonov-225 is a Ukrainian-built plane powered by six engines and is the longest and heaviest plane ever built with a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes.

It landed yesterday evening at the airport.

The plane has three engines on each wing Credit: Borna Filic/PIXSELL/Pixsell/Press Association Images
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