Edinburgh flight from Palma met with emergency services after pilot forced to perform emergency landing
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The three-hour flight left Palma, Majorca, shortly after 7.30am local time, and despite taking off later than scheduled, it arrived in the Scottish Capital ahead of its planned arrival time. At some point during the flight, cabin pressure appeared to drop and an emergency was declared. According to Aviation Source, the loss of pressure appeared to be due to a problem with the plane's pressurisation system.
An easyJet spokesman said: “easyJet can confirm that flight EJU7259 from Palma to Edinburgh this morning was met by emergency services on arrival in Edinburgh as a precaution only due to a technical issue. The Captain performed a routine landing in line with standard operating procedures and passengers disembarked normally.
“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.”