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Belfast-bound plane makes emergency landing at Manchester

By Sara Neill

Published 19/05/2015

Jet2 is to fly new routes from Belfast
Jet2 is to fly new routes from Belfast

Passengers on board a plane bound for Belfast were left shaken when it made an emergency landing in Manchester.

The Jet2 aircraft travelling from Malaga was diverted to the English city on Sunday night due to technical difficulties.

Shauna McMenemy was onboard the aircraft. She said: "When we landed there were fire engines lined up on both sides of the runway and they followed the plane to the stand, which was away from the terminal."

The airline said the presence of the Fire and Rescue Service was "routine procedure", adding there was no fire on board.

However, Ms McMenemy said the change in plans left the crew feeling uneasy.

She added: "We were told (the emergency landing) was standard practice yet the air hostess said to her colleague: 'That landing took 10 mins off my life'."

A spokesperson for said: "We can confirm that flight LS388 from Malaga to Belfast diverted to Manchester Airport as a precautionary measure due to an operational issue."

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