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Statement on Southampton plane's emergency landing

During flight between Southampton and Aberdeen, the captain of T3 4902 reported a fault relating to some of the cockpit instruments and as a precaution opted to divert to Newcastle Airport.

The Jetstream 41 aircraft with 12 passengers and three crew on board landed safely in Newcastle at 8.25am.

The aircraft then taxied to stand and passengers disembarked as normal via the aircraft steps.

We have launched an investigation and engineers are inspecting the aircraft.



Southampton to Aberdeen flight diverts to Newcastle

Library Picture: The Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 aircraft diverted to Newcastle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An Eastern Airways aircraft flying from Southampton has made an emergency landing at Newcastle International Airport after the pilot discovered a fault with an instrument panel in the cockpit. All the passengers have since transferred and departed on another flight to Aberdeen.

The airline has apologised to passengers for the inconvenience and say they will always err on the side of caution as safety is paramount.