Flight from UK to Spain makes emergency u-turn after ‘engine issue’

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DIVERTED: The flight was forced to turn back (File Image) Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A TUI flight from Bristol Airport to Spain was forced to make an emergency landing after a “technical problem” was identified with one of the aircraft’s engines.

The issue was spotted on the TUI flight to Tenerife shortly after take-off and the decision was made to turn the plane around to return to Bristol Airport.

A flightradarr24 map shows the flight path of TUI flight TOM6508, the plane had flown past Cornwall and was the Atlantic Ocean when the decision was made to divert back to Bristol.

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The TUI TOM6508 flight landed safely just after 1pm yesterday (Friday).

Bristol airport wrote in a statement on Twitter: “TUI flight TOM6508 from Bristol to Tenerife experienced a minor technical problem with one of its two engines shortly after departure.”

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