Jet packed with holidaymakers left circling Wigan after mid-flight emergency
A huge passenger jet was left circling high over Wigan after a mid-flight emergency.
The Boeing 757 airliner had just taken off from Manchester Airport ahead of a four-hour flight to Lanzarote when the crew of the Jet2 flight were alerted to an undisclosed technical problem.
Air traffic control at Manchester decided to put the 29-year-old plane - with more than 200 holiday-makers on board - into a holding pattern.
After levelling into an air corridor at 8,000ft, it maintained a wide arc over thousands of unsuspecting borough residents’ homes.
Although the situation was continually reviewed... read more
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