Airport Drama As Emergency Vehicles Surround Plane On Runway

There was drama at Manchester Airport today.12planeJet2 flight LS819 departed from Manchester for Rhodes at 10.26am, but ended up circling the airport at 8,000ft in the air for an hour-and-a-half due to a technical fault. It was described as “attempting to land.”

Eventually the aircraft was able to land at the airport, where the pilot has asked for a check of the gears and brakes. The Boeing 757-200 was originally due to arrive in Rhodes at 4.35pm.

The plane was able to land safely, where it was immediately surrounded by emergency service vehicles as a precaution. A spokesman for Jet2 said: “Our flight from Manchester to Rhodes reported a small operational fault and was diverted back to base as a precautionary measure.

“The aircraft has landed safely and passengers will shortly be transferred onto a replacement aircraft. We apologise for the delay to the start of our customers’ holidays but their safety is our absolute priority.” The passengers took flight, in a different plane, at around 2pm.