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EasyJet plane in emergency landing

07 January 2013 09:03

An easyJet plane was forced to make an emergency landing during a flight to Edinburgh

An easyJet plane was forced to make an emergency landing during a flight to Edinburgh

Passengers flying to Edinburgh had their journey disrupted when their plane made an emergency landing, according to reports.

The easyJet Airbus A319 plane was en route to the Scottish capital from Geneva when an oil leak forced the pilot to shut down an engine on New Year's Eve. The plane was redirected to land at London Luton Airport, perhaps highlighting the importance of taking out travel insurance ahead of a trip to cover any unexpected costs that may arise as a result of a flight disruption.

EasyJet said 151 passengers and crew were on board flight EZY6908 when the oil leak happened. A spokeswoman for the airline said the emergency landing had been made as a "precaution", with passengers later flown to Edinburgh on a different plane.