There was drama at Manchester Airport today.Jet2 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 Jet2.com 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.