Edinburgh Jet2 flight to Palma de Mallorca declares emergency and is forced to land in Manchester

The Boeing 737-800 left Edinburgh airport on Wednesday morning
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A flight to Edinburgh to Palma De Mallorca has been forced to perform an emergency landing in Manchester.

According to www.aviationsourcenews.com, flight data shows that the Jet2 aircraft departed Edinburgh Airport on Wednesday morning at 6.42am, and after proceeding normally, declared the emergency at 7:04am.

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The aircraft, an 18-year old Boeing 737-800, was passing northern England when it then initiated the unscheduled diversion to nearby Manchester Airport, where it landed safely.

The nature of the emergency is not yet known. Jet2 have been approached for comment.

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