A GLASGOW-BOUND flight has been forced into an emergency landing after an incident on board.

The Jet2 flight EXS3TH was flying from Palma de Mallorca on Wednesday when the crew issued a Squawk 7700.

This code is used to communicate on-flight emergencies and, depending on the nature and severity of the situation, crews may conduct checks before formally declaring an emergency.

Satellite images on plane-tracking apps show the plane turning east at Bolton and heading towards Manchester Airport.



The airline confirmed that a passenger had experienced a medical episode. 

A Jet2 spokesperson said: "The aircraft diverted to Manchester Airport due to a customer requiring medical attention."

Manchester Airport has been contacted for comment.