BREAKING: Packed Jet2 flight heading for East Midlands Airport declares onboard emergency

A packed Jet2 holiday flight bound for East Midlands Airport is being diverted after declaring an onboard emergency.

Thursday, 7th September 2017, 2:26 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:12 pm
The plane involved is a Jet2 flight.

The flight, from Alicante to East Midlands, which was set to land at 1.25pm is currently over the English Channel.

The Boeing 737 issued a 7700 "squawk" - the code issued by aircraft in emergency situations. Flight EXS42F took off from Alicante at 11.30am. and changed course over France and has currently descended to 7,000ft on its approach to British shores.