Flight from UK to Spain diverts after ‘technical issue’

AN EASYJET aircraft flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Spain’s Canary Islands was forced to divert to Manchester after the crew decided to abort the flight due to a ‘technical issue’.

The EZY7157 flight crew declared an emergency shortly after take-off to Lanzarote and the aircraft went into a holding pattern above Chester before landing safely at nearby Manchester yesterday afternoon.

A spokesperson said: “easyJet can confirm that the captain of flight EZY7157 from Liverpool to Lanzarote took the decision to divert to Manchester due to a technical issue.

“We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

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