Budget flight 'circling' over Leeds after declaring communication issue

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A Jet2 plane circled Leeds this morning after declaring a communication problem.

The 9.12am departure from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante headed west towards Manchester before turning round and circling above Leeds, Harrogate and Wetherby.

Flight LS271 is a Boeing 757 aircraft, registration number G-LSAA. It was due to land in Spain just before 1pm.

It left LBA 12 minutes after its scheduled departure time of 9am.

The plane burned fuel as it prepared to land at LBA.

A Jet2 statement read:

"Flight LS271 to Alicante returned to Leeds Bradford Airport this morning due to a minor fault indication. We will be flying customers to Alicante on a replacement aircraft and we apologise for the delay to the start of their holiday.”