A passenger plane has been forced to land in Scotland after declaring a mid-air emergency.

The KLM Airways flight, travelling from Amsterdam to Calgary declared the emergency around half an hour into its journey.

It declared a Squawk 7700 while flying off the west coast of Scotland.

An emergency squawk is used to identify an aircraft that has a possible issue and enables it to have priority over other air traffic.

The flight made a u-turn while traveling over the Atlantic Ocean and began a rapid descent towards mainalnd Scotland.

It later arrived at Prestwick Airport shortly before 2pm.

KLM have been approached for comment.

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