DIVERTED: Jet2 and Ryanair flights forced to land shortly after taking off from UK airport for Spain

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TWO SEPARATE flights bound for Spain were forced to divert shortly after leaving a UK airport.

A Ryanair flight (FR6031) which set off from the East Midlands Airport for Palma de Mallorca had to divert and land at London Stansted.

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An EMA spokesperson said it was due to a “technical issue”, which was later revealed by a Ryanair to be due to a “cockpit warning light” which could have indicated a “minor technical issue”.

According to Ryanair: “The aircraft landed normally and customers disembarked and boarded a replacement aircraft, which departed to Palma shortly afterwards.”


In a separate incident, a Jet2 (LS613) service departed from East Midlands Airport bound for Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.

As the plane reached the English Channel, a ‘medical emergency’ was declared onboard.

A passenger had fallen seriously unwell and the Jet2 flight was forced to perform a U-turn and return to the East Midlands Airport.


An East Midlands Airport official confirmed the passenger had been taken to hospital.

The flight is due to be rescheduled.

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