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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.

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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.

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