Plane evacuated after landing

A plane had to be evacuated after landing safely at East Midlands airport

A plane had to be evacuated after landing safely at East Midlands airport

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A holiday jet was evacuated shortly after it touched down due to an electrical fault which caused a smell of burning in the cabin.

East Midlands Airport said three other flights were diverted to Birmingham after the precautionary evacuation of an aircraft operated by low fare airline Jet2.

A spokeswoman for Jet2 confirmed its service from Ibiza to East Midlands was evacuated due to a "minor" electrical problem.

The spokeswoman said: "Following a safe arrival last night at East Midlands Airport, flight LS644 from Ibiza had to be evacuated once on stand as a precautionary safety measure.

"All passengers were looked after by our airport team. A full investigation is now under way."

In a statement giving further details of the incident, Jet2 said the Boeing 737 was carrying 147 passengers and crew.

The airline added: "We decided to disembark passengers as quickly as possible as a precautionary safety measure because a minor electrical problem led to some smoke in the cabin."

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