Bristol Airport: easyJet plane makes emergency landing – live updates

An easyJet plane is minutes away from making an emergency landing at Bristol Airport due to what is being described as a “technical issue”.

easyJet flight 572 from Bristol to Newcastle had made it as far as Manchester before it declared an emergency and turned back towards Bristol.

The nature of the emergency is currently unknown, but easyJet has been approached for comment.

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The aircraft took off nearly 40 minutes late and was scheduled to land in Newcastle at 8.53pm (with the delay factored in), but has now made a u-turn.

We will bring you the latest updates as we get them.

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