EasyJet flight to Tenerife with hundreds on board forced to make emergency landing

EasyJet flight to Tenerife with hundreds on board forced to make emergency landing

The EasyJet plane was forced to turn back to the UK and make an emergency landing (Picture: Colin Peachey/Shutterstock)

An EasyJet passenger plane has made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after it was hit by a ‘hydraulic failure’ in mid-air.

The plane was carrying around 244 holidaymakers to the Spanish island of Tenerife when the incident happened.

Flight U28033 was travelling over western France this morning when it sent out the emergency code 7700, MailOnline reports.

It was forced to turn back to Gatwick where it had departed from.

The EasyJet flight made a U-turn over the Bay of Biscay (Picture: Flightradar24)

The Airbus A321neo passenger plane reportedly had a hydraulic failure at about 8.40am, the outlet said citing Flight Emergency.

A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport told the outlet: ‘The aircraft has landed safely and no operational impact at the airport.’

EasyJet was contacted for a comment.

It comes after a Delta Airlines flight with 277 passengers on board made an emergency landing at JFK Airport on Wednesday after a ‘contamination’ incident.

Passengers were served ‘contaminated food’ on the flight from Detroit to Amsterdam, forcing it to return back to New York’s JFK Airport.

Were you on board the flight? Please contact noora.mykkanen@metro.co.uk.

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