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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

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BREAKING EMERGENCY B737 Jet2 flight #LS625 to Heraklion still circling at 19,000 feet, could means technical issue. http://t.co/lBudIr6uWf

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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.

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Plane from East Midlands Airport declares emergency

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BREAKING Boeing 737 Jet2 flight #LS625 from East Midlands to Heraklion is declaring an emergency and circling at 19,000 feet.

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.

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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.

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

Read: Dreamliner takes off in the Midlands for the first time

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EMA runway closed after cargo plane landing gear failure

The runway at East Midlands Airport is closed after part of the landing gear of a cargo plane failed after landing.

The aircraft involved was a Boeing 737 Freighter. The only people on board were two flight crew, and there were no injuries.

The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit and UK Air Accident Investigation Branch have been informed.

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