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Jet2 release statement over plane diversion

“Flight LS597 from Newcastle to Faro returned to Newcastle Airport due to a minor issue and as a precautionary measure was met by emergency services.

"The aircraft landed safely and a replacement will ensure that our customers depart for their destination later this morning. We would like to apologise to our customers affected by this today.”

– Jet2 spokesperson


Emergency crews have attended diverted plane

Emergency crews were called to assist a passenger plane that made an emergency landing at Newcastle Airport this morning.

Kelly Collier was on board the Jet2 flight LS597 to Faro when it experienced problems.

She told ITV Tyne Tees: "the air pressure dropped in the cabin and everyone had earache."

"Ambulances and fire engines were around us at the end of runway."

No one was hurt in the incident.

Plane diverted back to Newcastle Airport

Airport emergency crews on standby as plane diverted back to Newcastle Airport Credit: Kelly Collier

A plane has been diverted back to Newcastle Airport after experiencing problems during the flight.

Kelly Collier, who was passenger on the Jet2 plane, told ITV Tyne Tees there was a loss of cabin pressure.

She said airport emergency crews were waiting for them as they taxied in, but no one was hurt.

Air Ambulance gets new home at Newcastle Airport

The Great North Air Ambulance has been given a new base at Newcastle Airport.
The move will dramatically improve response times for emergencies in Northumberland.

The Great North Air Ambulance has been given a new base at Newcastle Airport.

It will be its second base in the North East and will mean a much quicker response time when it is called out to emergencies in Northumberland.


Millions to take to roads over bank holiday

Drivers told to expect congestion Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Today is set to be the busiest day on the roads so far this year as people get away for Easter.

With more than 15 million cars on the move, drivers are being urged to consider delaying their journey until the afternoon of Good Friday, when traffic is expected to be relatively quiet.

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