Plane in emergency alert from East Midlands Airport

A Boeing 737 plane headed from East Midlands Airport to Heraklion has now landed safely in Manchester after declaring an emergency shortly after take-off.

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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.

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