Easyjet Plane Carries Out Emergency Landing After Leaving Edinburgh

28 November 2016, 15:24 | Updated: 28 November 2016, 15:27

Edinburgh Airport

An EasyJet plane has made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from Edinburgh Airport.

The plane took off at 12.40pm on Monday and was bound for Hamburg, Germany, when it experienced a technical issue.

It diverted to Newcastle Airport and landed safely at about 1.25pm, where it was met by emergency services.

An easyJet spokeswoman said: ''EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY6931 from Edinburgh to Hamburg on November 28 diverted to Newcastle as a precautionary measure only due to a technical issue.

''The aircraft landed safely and was met by emergency services in line with our procedures.

''The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers' guidelines.

''We apologise to passengers for the resulting delay.''