Edinburgh-bound Jet2 passenger flight declares mid-air emergency

An Edinburgh-bound passenger flight declared a mid-air emergency on Monday, after a passenger onboard fell ill.

By Gary Flockhart
Monday, 25th April 2022, 2:57 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2022, 3:45 pm

The plane, travelling from Palma de Mallorca to Edinburgh Airport, signalled an emergency onboard as a 7700 squawk code was issued.

The flight took off from the Balearic Islands at 10.27am and was due to land in Edinburgh at 1.08pm.

Jet2 confirmed that a passenger on the flight was unwell and the crew requested medical assistance.

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A spokesperson for the budget airline said: "Due to a customer requiring medical attention, our crew requested medical assistance upon landing."

AN Edinburgh-bound passenger flight declared a mid-air emergency on Monday, after a passenger onboard fell ill.