American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Manchester

Published 28.04.2017 13:10
Updated 28.04.2017 14:39
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An American Airlines flight heading to JFK Airport in New York from Manchester, England was forced to make an emergency landing mid-flight and is returning back to Manchester.

Manchester Airport confirmed the plane landed safely after the crew declared an emergency related to a maintenance issue.

The plane began turning around over the Irish Sea after it reached an altitude of 30,000ft and a ground speed of about 430 knots.

The airline said in a tweet that the team "will get everything squared and wheels up again as soon as possbile."

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