Flybe plane from Edinburgh to Brussels makes emergency landing in Birmingham

HolFlybe plane from Edinburgh to Brussels makes emergency landing in Birmingham

A passenger plane flying from Edinburgh Airport to Brussels was forced to make an emergency landing at Birmingham Airport after it started to lose hydraulic fluid.

The Flybe flight to Brussels was carrying 67 passengers at the time, and took off at 5.45am on Monday morning.

According to the Aviation Herald, the flight SN2066 was en route "when the crew reported a hydraulic failure and diverted to Birmingham for a safe landing about 75 minutes after departure."

The site added: "A replacement Dash 8-400 registration G-ECOK reached Brussels with a delay of three hours."

Fire engines attended the scene as a "precautionary measure", said the airline.

A spokesman for Flybe told "Flybe can confirm that the captain of Flight SN2066 from Edinburgh to Brussels this morning elected to divert to Birmingham Airport following a minor technical fault with the aircraft.

"As is normal and as precautionary measure, the airport placed its emergency vehicles on standby."

The spokesman added that the 67 passengers disembarked "without incident" and apologised for any inconvenience, stating the safety of its passengers and crew "is the airline's number one priority".

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