A Loganair flight from Belfast to Aberdeen has been compelled to make an emergency touchdown in Edinburgh after declaring an emergency.
Flight LM86 departed Belfast International Airport at 1:42pm on Monday afternoon to make the one hour 12 minute flight to Aberdeen Worldwide Airport.
Flight monitoring knowledge from Flightradar24 reveals the flight cruising at an altitude of 25,000 ft over Ayrshire earlier than it descended to round 7,000 ft above Biggar in South Lanarkshire.
After circling within the air the aircraft then headed for Edinburgh Airport, the place it landed safely at roughly 2:15pm, round quarter-hour after the plane declared a ‘Squawk 7700’ emergency.
7700 is a squawk code that’s reserved for emergency conditions and instantly alerts Air Visitors Management (ATC) and different models that the plane squawking 7700 is in misery. It might be assigned by Air Visitors Management or the pilots might determine to enter it into their transponder themselves.
Native eyewitness experiences on the bottom famous the presence of a massive variety of emergency providers autos heading alongside Turnhouse Street in the direction of Edinburgh Airport.
Loganair confirmed to The Herald that the “precautionary touchdown” was made resulting from a technical situation with the plane.
A spokesperson for Loganair mentioned: “A Loganair flight working between Belfast and Aberdeen made a precautionary touchdown in Edinburgh immediately after a technical situation arose.
“The plane landed with out incident at Edinburgh Airport and different travel is being organized for all passengers. The security of passengers and crew is of utmost significance to us at Loganair and we thank all concerned for his or her endurance.”