Budget flight 'circling' over Leeds after declaring communication issue

A Jet2 plane is circling 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.

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

The plane is thought to be burning fuel before landing again at LBA.

Jet2 have been contacted for comment.