Tuesday, 26 July 2011

UK bound flight forced to divert after engine trouble over Ibiza

A Jet2 operated plane from Ibiza bound for Manchester got into trouble at 3,000ft and was forced to land at Palma Majorca airport.

The plane had 186 people on board. A spokesman for Jet2.com said: "Jet2.com flight LS170 from Ibiza to Manchester diverted to Palma due to a technical fault which we are currently investigating. The aircraft landed safely, without incident, and we provided welfare and assistance to affected passengers.

"A replacement aircraft was sent to Palma with the return flight landing safely in Manchester."

The plane circled for an hour as it dumped fuel before touching down safely at Palma Airport. The passengers were helped off their flight but forced to wait more than seven hours for the next flight to Manchester. 

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