Jet2 plane emergency closes section of M1 near East Midlands Airport

Holiday jet flying back from Gran Canaria suffered a fault

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Jet2 plane emergency closes section of M1 near East Midlands Airport


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.



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."

According to the Metro, back in 1989 a plane that crashed onto the M1 while trying to land at East Midlands Airport killed 47 people.

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