A Jet2 Boeing 737-800 has declared an emergency and is diverting to Manchester Airport.
LS1465 is the Jet2.com aircraft in question, having originally departed from London Stansted, bound for Antalya.
The aircraft entered a hold off the coast of South-East England and then headed west in the direction of Manchester.
At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency is.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE #1 @ 1009 UK time – Jet2 LS1465 is on the base leg for the 05s at Manchester Airport.
UPDATE #2 @ 1011 UK time – Jet2 LS1465 is on final approach for the 05s, with the nature of the emergency unclear at this current stage.
UPDATE #3 @ 1015 UK time – LS1465 has safely landed on Runway 05R at Manchester Airport, where emergency crews will likely meet the aircraft.
UPDATE #4 @ 1016 UK time – Fire crews are on the scene, ready for the Jet2 aircraft.
UPDATE #5 @ 1019 UK time – LS1465 seen via Simon Lowe Aviation on YouTube being escorted by the fire crews. Still no cause of emergency currently.
UPDATE #6 @ 1021 UK time – AviationSource will approach Jet2 for a comment, but it can be expected that the reason why the Jet2 aircraft diverted to Manchester instead of back to Stansted was due to the adverse weather the country is experiencing.
UPDATE #6 @ 1025 UK time – Firecrews look to be coordinating the next steps for LS1465.
UPDATE #7 @ 1027 UK time – LS1465 is now on the move again. This flight was operated by G-DRTL, a 9.8-year-old Boeing 737-800.
UPDATE #8 @ 1046 UK time – Jet2 has responded to AviationSource‘s inquiry on the cause of the emergency. They said the following:
“Flight LS1465 from London Stansted to Antalya followed procedure and diverted to Manchester Airport this morning due to a minor fault indication. The aircraft landed safely, and customers will be transferred onto a standby aircraft so that we can get them on their way to Antalya as soon as possible. We apologize to everyone onboard for any inconvenience caused.”