Jet2 plane forced to turn around after pilot reports in-flight failure

An aircraft was forced to turn around in mid-flight after a fault was reported by the flight crew.

The Jet2 flight, from Manchester to Greece, was boarded by passengers at 6 a.m. today (July 21).

However, the plane did not return to Manchester Airport until a few hours later, when it was due to proceed through Kalamata at 11:55 a.m. local time.

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The flight turned back over France after the pilot reported a “minor failure indication”.

The flight tracking application Flight Radar had declared that the status of the Boeing 737-8MG was “deviated”, MEN reports.

A Jet 2 spokesperson said: “Flight LS1765 from Manchester to Kalamata followed standard procedure and returned to Manchester Airport after the pilot reported a minor failure indication.

“The plane has landed safely and the clients have been transferred to another plane. They are now heading to Kalamata to enjoy their vacation.”

An airport spokesperson said there was “no reason to be alarmed”.

Greece is currently on England’s “orange list”.

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