This morning, a Jet2 flight from Leeds bound for Girona suffered an engine problem moments after departure from the airport.
Incident: Jet2 Flight From Leeds Suffers Engine Problem After Departure…
Jet2 flight LS255 is a routine scheduled flight between Leeds Bradford Airport and Girona, with this morning’s rotation being operated by G-GDFM.
As per data from Planespotters.net, G-GDFM is a 24.9 year old Boeing 737-300 which started out life with Virgin Express Ireland back in January 1999 as EI-TVN.
By April 2001, it was handed over the Belgian subsidiary Virgin Express, before being handed over to Brussels Airlines in March 2007.
Jet2 welcomed the aircraft into their fleet in February 2013. Of the 737-300 variant, the airline has seven of them left, of which five are in active service.
LS255 departed Leeds Bradford at 0707 local time this morning, when moments after departure, the aircraft entered a series of holds before returning to the airport.
As per The Aviation Herald, it is understood that unusual noises came from the aircraft’s engine, with one passenger believing that it was a bird strike.
It is also understood that people living in the area of Leeds Bradford Airport heard “horrible noise” when the jet went over them.
At the time of writing (29/10/23 @ 1340 UK time), G-GDFM has remained on the ground since, as maintenance technicians seek to look at the engines and identify the problem, before providing a fix and to get the aircraft back into service.
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