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Airline company easyJet has been forced to divert two flights connected the same airport after to separate emergencies took place.
Two flights, one leaving Manchester Airport and the other coming back to it, were mid-air in the early hours of this morning (November 4) when disaster struck.
The first flight departed from Manchester, heading towards Enfidha in Tunisia before being forced to turn back having developed issues about Oxfordshire.
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The flight transmitted a 7700 squawk code, which meant it was suffering from a “technical issue”.
Having taken off just before 8am, the Airbus A 320 plane was quickly back at the airport it had taken off from.
According to the Manchester Evening News, easyJet said that a “normal landing took place and all passengers disembarked as normal”.
Those on-board were given free food and drink while a replacement plane was secured to take them on their journey again at some point later today.
A spokesman for easyJet said: “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY1999 from Manchester to Enfidha in Tunisia this morning returned to Manchester due to a technical issue and landed normally in line with procedures.
“Passengers are being provided with complimentary refreshments and are continuing their journey to Enfida this morning on a replacement aircraft.
“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.”
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And just a few hours later, a flight coming from Iceland to Manchester was quickly sent to Scotland after an on-board medical emergency.
It was due to land in Manchester from Reykjavik, but was diverted at 12.10pm due to a passenger needing “urgent medical assistance”.
It ended up landing at Inverness Airport, instead.
Repeating the line about customer safety, an easyJet spokesman explained: “We can confirm that flight EZY1810 from Reykjavik to Manchester this morning has diverted to Inverness due to a passenger on board requiring urgent medical assistance.”
No update on the passenger has been given.
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