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London airspace closure not yet affecting Birmingham and East Midlands Airport

Birmingham and East Midlands Airport say they have not yet been requested to take in diverted flights from London following airspace closure across the capital.

All London airspace has been closed until 7pm as a result of a computer failure, European flight safety body Eurocontrol said.

Flights to and from the UK are expected to be severely delayed this evening, as a result.

East Midlands Airport re-opens after reports of plane fire

The runway at East Midlands Airport has reopened after a temporary closure this evening.

East Midlands Airport's runway was temporarily closed this evening Credit: Rui Vieira /PA Archive/Press Association Images 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.

All flights that were kept in a holding pattern are now being brought in to land.


Monarch Airlines to end flights from East Midlands Airport

The staff based at East Midlands Airport will be relocated Credit: Oliver Berg/DPA/Press Association Images

Monarch Airlines is ending all flights from East Midlands Airport in April next year.

The carrier currently offers more than 30 flights a week to nine destinations across Europe from East Midlands.

The airline says staff based at the airport will be relocated to Birmingham and Luton.

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".


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”.

Jet2 confirms troubled flight headed to Manchester

The Jet2 flight from East Midlands to Crete declared an emergency just after take off Credit: PA

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.

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