Boeing in emergency landing after suspected fuel leak

A Boeing 737 carrying 144 passengers and six crew members was forced to carry out an emergency landing.

The aircraft is now being inspected after the incident. Credit: PA

The pilot of the holiday flight from Belfast to Reus in Spain landed the aircraft safely shortly before midnight at Cork Airport in Ireland because of a suspected fuel leak.

"We activated our emergency plan but the plane landed safely," an airport spokesman said.

"The plane is grounded subject to inspection but it's not thought there was a leak."

Passengers were accommodated in hotels overnight.