Flybe flight to Manchester declares mid-air emergency

Friday, May 26, 2017

A flight from Edinburgh to Manchester declared a mid-air emergency after one of its engines failed.

Some reports suggested flight Flight BE292 was forced to circle north-west of its destination before eventually landing behind schedule.

A statement from the airline read: “Flybe can confirm that the above flight landed safely at Manchester Airport following a technical fault that resulted in the captain electing to shut down the number two engine as a safety precaution. The pilot followed all required procedures and the aircraft landed safely without further incident.

"As is standard procedure, the aircraft was met by the airport’s emergency service vehicles. All 56 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand.

"The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority and the airline apologises for any inconvenience experienced.”