An easyJet scheduled flight operating from London Luton Airport to Tenerife has declared a general emergency and is on return to London.
easyJet flight U22303/EZY74QL, operated by an Airbus A320-200 aircraft registered G-UZHN, departed London Luton Airport (LTN) enroute to Tenerife (TFS).
The aircraft declared a general emergency and squawked 7700 as it approached Guernsey on its outbound track. The flight currently appears to be on diversion to London Gatwick.
Flight U22303 is now in the London Flight Information Region (FIR) on descent through 6,000 feet. It is uncertain what the nature of the emergency is at this stage.
Weather for the flight’s arrival at London Gatwick is VFR – 5.5nm visibility and wind 240° at 8kts.
UPDATE 1550 UTC
It is understood that today’s incident involving easyJet flight U22303 was due to an inflight medical emergency.
Today’s incident follows an unscheduled return of an easyJet flight from London Luton yesterday, April 4. In that incident, easyJet flight U22349 operated by an Airbus A319 from London Luton airport (LTN) to Corvera, Spain (RMU) initiated an emergency return to London Gatwick after nearing the French coast.