TUI Boeing 737 MAX 8 Makes Emergency Landing in Manchester

A TUI Boeing 737 MAX 8 operating a flight from Newcastle to Cape Verde u-turned over French airspace and made an emergency landing in Manchester.
Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A TUI Boeing 737 MAX 8 operating a flight from Newcastle to Cape Verde u-turned over French airspace and made an emergency landing in Manchester.

TUI Flight Newcastle-Cape Verde-Manchester…


A TUI Boeing 737 MAX 8 operating a flight from Newcastle to Cape Verde u-turned over French airspace and made an emergency landing in Manchester.
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TUI flight BY800 is a routine scheduled flight between Newcastle and Cape Verde, with the affected rotation making an emergency landing in Manchester being operated by G-TUMO.

As per data from Planespotters.net, G-TUMO is a 4.1-year-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 that was delivered to the UK subsidiary of the travel group back in March 2021.

Of the 737 MAX 8 variant, the UK carrier has 19 of them in the fleet, all of which are in active service, holding an average fleet age of 3.8 years.

TUI flight BY800 departed Newcastle at 0948 local time on February 20 and proceeded in a southerly direction towards Cape Verde.

Upon reaching the middle of French airspace on the western side, the crew made a sharp u-turn and started tracking north.

Whilst heading back to the UK, the decision was made to divert to Manchester, where it landed after three hours and 16 minutes in the air.

It is understood that the aircraft landed onto Runway 23L and was met by emergency crews on arrival.

Reporting from AirLive stated that there was a technical issue onboard the plane, although this was never specified what it was in question.

At the time of writing (20/2/24 @ 2120 UK time), G-TUMO remains on the ground following this incident.

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