A Jet2 scheduled flight from Edinburgh to Palma De Mallorca has declared an emergency in the last few moments and is currently making a diversion to Manchester.
Jet2 flight LS717 Edinburgh – Palma De Mallorca
Jet2 flight LS717, a Boeing 737-800 operating from Edinburgh (EDI) to Palma De Mallorca (PMI) declared an emergency, squawking code 7700 as it transited northern England en route.
The flight is currently negotiating a diversion into nearby Manchester Airport.
Flight LS717 declared a general emergency with transponder code 7700 whilst in the cruise at FL360 (36,000 feet) on the southerly track for Palma De Mallorca.
The flight was passing northern England when it then initiated the unscheduled diversion to nearby Manchester Airport, and is currently in the early stages of vectoring and approach.
Update 06:40 UTC
With Jet2 flight LS717 from Edinburgh now landed at Manchester, the nature of the general emergency necessitating the diversion is not yet known.
Flight data shows that the Jet2 aircraft made an on-time departure from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) this morning at 06:42 BST (05:42 UTC).
The flight then proceeded normally, climbing cruising level on track for PMI, before declaring the emergency at 07:04 BST and initiating a descent.
The aircraft conducting this morning’s service is a Boeing 737-800 registered G-DRTI; an 18-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the carrier Jet2.
Update 07:00 UTC
It is understood that the cause of this morning’s emergency was a medical issue on board the Jet2 LS717 service.
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