A section of the M1 had to be closed on Saturday after there was an 'aircraft emergency' on a flight from Gran Canaria.
The motorway was closed in both directions near East Midlands Airport to allow a "clear flight path" for the plane, reports the BBC.
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The pilot of the holiday with 153 people on board noticed a fault indication and alerted people on the ground.
Traffic was stopped for about 20 minutes as a "precautionary" measure after the Jet2 flight suffered a malfunction.
The plane eventually landed safely with no incidents at 9.45pm.
Traffic released #M1 n/b and s/b at J23A. Thankfully aircraft emergency has past with the aircraft landing safely. Thanks for your patience— Highways England (@HighwaysEMIDS) March 4, 2017
Speaking to the Nottingham Post, a spokesman for Jet2 said: "Flight LS670 from Gran Canaria called for assistance on approach into East Midlands Airport as a precautionary measure, due to a fault indication.
"The aircraft landed safely and then taxied to the gate after inspection."