An East Midlands Airport Spokesperson has described the incident as a "full emergency".
The aircraft had been diverted from Birmingham Airport and emergency services were notified at 5:20 this morning.
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Generally dry with sunny spells, although there is a chance of isolated afternoon showers.
Any showers will die away during the evening, leaving a dry night with some clear periods.
Scattered showers around at first this evening will soon move away, as dry and clearer conditions arrive from the northwest.