easyJet Flight to Corfu From Belfast Diverts to Manchester

easyJet Flight to Corfu From Belfast Diverts to Manchester
James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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In the last few moments, an easyJet flight from Belfast to Corfu has declared an emergency and diverted to Manchester Airport.

easyJet Flight to Corfu From Belfast Diverts to Manchester
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U23057 is being operated by G-UZHB, one of the airline’s Airbus A320neo aircraft. The aircraft did a loop to the west of Liverpool.

Updates: easyJet Flight to Corfu From Belfast Diverts to Manchester…


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This is a developing story. Updates to follow.

UPDATE #1 @ 1551 UK time – U23057 is currently at 3,800 feet to the south east of Liverpool Airport.

UPDATE #2 @ 1552 UK time – It looks like the aircraft is setting up for the 05s at Manchester Airport for its emergency diversion as opposed to continuing on to Corfu from Belfast.

easyJet Flight to Corfu From Belfast Diverts to Manchester

UPDATE #3 @ 1553 UK time – easyJet flight U23057 has just turned final onto the 05s at Manchester Airport for its emergency diversion.

UPDATE #4 @ 1559 UK time – Touchdown! easyJet flight U23057 between Belfast and Corfu has landed safely onto the 05s at Manchester Airport. Updates to follow regarding the cause of the emergency.

UPDATE #5 @ 1600 UK time – As per data from Planespotters, G-UZHB is a 6.2 year old Airbus A320neo that was delivered to the airline back in July 2017.

UPDATE #6 @ 1606 UK time – U23057 has taxied to a remote stand at Manchester following its vacation from Runway 05R at the diversion airport.

UPDATE #7 @ 1609 UK time – Brief recap of what we know so far:

  • easyJet flight U23057 to Corfu departed Belfast at 1413 UTC.
  • At 1445 UTC, the aircraft squawked 7700 at FL160.
  • Proceeded to loop around Liverpool to lose some altitude.
  • Continued onward for an approach and subsequent landing onto Runway 05R at Manchester.

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