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".

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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.