'Full emergency' at East Midlands Aiport

Six fire engines were called out to East Midlands Airport this morning in response to reports of an 'aircraft in distress'.

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Distressed plane was a First Choice aircraft operated by TUI

An East Midlands Airport spokesperson said that the plane was diverted to East Midlands rather than continuing to Birmingham as when a "full emergency" is declared the plane must get to the nearest possible airport.

Six fire and rescue crews were on standby as the plane came into land.

The aircraft has now continued on its way to Birmingham Airport, its original destination.

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