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Plane headed for East Midlands Airport has been diverted over France

Jet2 pilot declares ’emergency’ on UK-bound flight as co-pilot falls ill forcing Boeing737 to do U-turn at English Channel and prepare to land in France

  • A plane headed for East Midlands Airport has been diverted over France 
  • The Jet2 flight from Girona turned around near the English Channel
  • Jet2 say one of the pilots fell ill so they diverted as a precautionary measure 

A plane headed for East Midlands Airport has been diverted over France after one of the pilots fell ill.

According to flight tracking site flightradar24 the Jet2 flight from Girona turned around near the English Channel.

The low budget airline have said it is because the pilot declared ‘a general emergency’ when one of the pilots who felt unwell was flown to Rennes as a precautionary measure.

 

According to flight tracking site flightradar24 the Jet2 flight from Girona turned around near the English Channel

The flight was supposed to arrive at 12.30pm after the Boeing 737 left shortly after 11am. 

A spokesperson said: ‘Flight LS612 from Girona to East Midlands has diverted to Rennes as a precautionary measure, due to one of the pilots feeling unwell. 

‘A standby pilot will be flown to Rennes so that we can get customers on their way to East Midlands Airport as soon as possible.’ 

MFL 

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