In the last few moments, an easyJet flight bound for Edinburgh from London Stansted declared an emergency and diverted to Liverpool Airport.
The flight was easyJet flight U2312, which departed London Stansted at 1727 UK time. Then at 1751 UK time, the aircraft declared an emergency and headed west towards Liverpool.
It then landed at Liverpool Airport at 1805 UK time, with no indication of when the aircraft will be continuing on to Edinburgh.
easyJet U2312: London Stansted to Edinburgh – Diverted to Liverpool…
What we know so far is that the flight was operated by G-EZBR, one of the airline’s Airbus A319-111 aircraft that frequently operate these domestic flights across the UK.
At the time of writing, as per Planespotters.net, the aircraft is 16.3 years old, having been delivered to the airline back in April 2007.
The aircraft most likely chose to divert to Liverpool rather than continue on to Edinburgh because of the prevalent base operations the airline has there, and the best emergency support could be provided there.
Whether this aircraft will fly on to Edinburgh is another question, or whether alternative transport arrangements will be facilitated instead.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see if easyJet comments publicly about this emergency or not, as again, there is no indication of the cause of this emergency at present.
AviationSource will approach easyJet for a comment on the situation. This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates.
UPDATE #1 @ 1822 UK time – @FlightEmergency stating that the reason for the emergency was a medical onboard.
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