The Eastern Airways flight landed safely in Newcastle shortly before 8:30 this morning.
– Eastern Airways spokesman
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.
- Library video of an Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 aircraft.
An investigation into the fault has now been launched. Passengers were able to complete their journey to Aberdeen shortly after the diversion.