LATEST: ‘Unwell pilot’ forces Spain to UK flight to divert to France

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A FLIGHT from Spain to the UK declared an emergency earlier today (Tuesday) and diverted to France after one of flight deck crew was reported ‘unwell’.
The Jet2 flight from Girona in Spain to the East Midlands Airport was forced to turn around as it approached the English Channel and, instead, made for Rennes in Brittany, France where it landed safely.
The Boeing 737 flight had left Spain just after 11am. It was scheduled to arrive in the UK at 12.30pm.
A spokesperson for Jet2 confirmed: “Flight LS612 from Girona to East Midlands has diverted to Rennes as a precautionary measure, due to one of the pilots feeling unwell.
“A standby pilot will be flown to Rennes so that we can get customers on their way to East Midlands Airport as soon as possible.”

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