- EasyJet flight from Edinburgh to Hamburg diverted this afternoon
- Plane en route to Newcastle after fumes began to fill the cabin
- Flight landed safely and emergency services were on the runway
An easyJet flight to Hamburg from the UK has been diverted after reports of fumes in the cabin.
The flight departed Edinburgh Airport at 12.40pm this afternoon but had to be re-directed to Newcastle Airport.
It is understood the plane landed safely at around 1.25pm and emergency services and fire crews were waiting on the runway.
The flight, which contained 161 passengers and six crew, was scheduled to arrive in Germany, at 3.30pm.
A replacement aircraft has been sent to Newcastle Airport but passengers may face a lengthy wait to complete their journey to Hamburg.
EasyJet said the diversion was because of a ‘technical issue’.
A spokesman said: ‘easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6931 from Edinburgh to Hamburg on November 28 diverted to Newcastle as a precautionary measure only due to a technical issue.
‘The aircraft landed safely and was met by emergency services in line with our procedures.
‘The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.
‘We would like to apologise to passengers for the resulting delay.
‘All passengers have been issued with refreshment vouchers and a replacement aircraft is being arranged to transport passengers on to Hamburg.’
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