Edinburgh Airport: Jet2 flight makes emergency landing in Edinburgh

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport earlier this afternoon, after a passenger onboard fell ill.

Jet2 declared an emergency situation on flight LS776, while it was flying over the Yorkshire Dales this afternoon.

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The flight, which had come from Alicante, made an emergency landing in Edinburgh less than an hour later.

A spokesman for Jet2 confirmed that the flight had been re-routed due to a customer onboard requiring medical assistance.

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A Jet2 flight made an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport on Thursday afternoon. (Photo credit: Lisa Ferguson).