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Flybe flight to Jersey diverted mid-air because of technical fault

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A FLYBE flight from East Midlands to Jersey had to be diverted mid-route due to a suspected technical fault at the weekend.

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The aircraft, with 59 passengers onboard, had to be diverted Birmingham Airport instead on Sunday.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for the airline said: 'Flybe can confirm that the captain of the above flight elected to divert to Birmingham Airport as a precautionary measure following a minor suspected technical fault with the aircraft.

'The aircraft landed safely without incident and all 59 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand. All passengers were re-accommodated immediately on an alternative aircraft to continue their journey. The safety of its passengers and crew is Flybe’s number one priority and the airline apologises for any inconvenience experienced.'

Jack Maguire

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