Holiday plane to Mexico returns to Manchester after fault over Atlantic

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Holiday plane from Manchester suffers technical fault over Atlantic

A Thomas Cook plane bound for Mexico had to return to Manchester Airport after suffering a radar fault over the Atlantic Ocean.

The TCX162 flight, carrying over 300 holidaymakers on their way to Cancun, was forced to return to Manchester when flight crew discovered a technical fault with the aircraft's weather radar.

A spokesman for Thomas Cook Airlines told the Manchester Evening News: "We can confirm that flight TCX162 to Cancun has returned to Manchester Airport as a precaution due do a technical fault.

"We'd like to thank our customers for their patience during the delay to their flight."

It has been an eventful couple of months for Thomas Cook. Just last month, the pilot of a Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A330 aborted take-off with moments to spare after an engine failed as it sped down the runway.

The incident happened at Manchester Airport when flight TCX314 to the Dominican Republic was about to become airborne.

Back in May, a Thomas Cook passenger jet had to make an emergency landing in Bermuda on Tuesday after the captain reported smoke in the cabin.

Thomas Cook Airlines Flght 149 was travelling from Cancun, Mexico, to Manchester with 338 passengers on board when the captain declared an emergency and diverted to Bermuda.

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