Jet2 flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Cyprus makes emergency landing after technical fault

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A Jet2 aircraft was forced to turn back over the North Sea after developing a fault.

The flight, LS405, left Leeds Bradford Airport at 9.15am on Wednesday morning bound for Paphos in Cyprus.

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It turned back around half an hour after take-off and diverted to Manchester Airport, where it requested an emergency landing slot.

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The aircraft landed safely and passengers were transferred to another plane to continue their journey.

Jet2 confirmed that a 'fault indication' has occurred during the flight but did not provide further details. Standard procedure was followed by the pilots and crew.