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.

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”.

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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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