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The Thomson Airways Dreamliner which departed Manchester airport for Florida is back at Manchester after being forced to turn back due to "a technical fault."
A passenger on a Manchester Dreamliner flight has described to ITV News how they noticed the plane had been turned around on the in-flight displays before the pilot told them they were returning.
The passenger, who preferred not to be identified, told Richard Edgar: "The concern of a lot of passengers was that when the plane had landed we were kept on board the plane for twenty minutes, by this time people had found out that the Dreamliner from Ethiopian Airlines had been on fire."
Thomson Airways said a Dreamliner flying to Florida returned to Manchester after a "technical issue".
A spokeswoman said: "Thomson Airways can confirm that flight TOM126 travelling from Manchester to Sanford, Florida experienced a technical issue and the aircraft returned to Manchester Airport, as a precautionary measure.
"Passengers have disembarked and our dedicated team of engineers are now inspecting the aircraft.
"The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and we would like to apologise for the delay caused."