Flight into Edinburgh declares emergency due to 'loss of cabin pressure'

The EasyJet flight was heading back from Palma, Majorca.

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An EasyJet flight has been forced to perform an emergency landing due to loss of cabin pressure.

The plane was returning from Palma, Majorca, when it requested an expedited landing while on approach to Edinburgh Airport on Thursday morning.

Masks were dropped for passengers on the plane and the aircraft was met by emergency services on arrival as a “precaution”.

No one was injured as a result of the incident.

A passenger on the flight said the plane “descended like a meteor”.

They said: “Disembarked 30 minutes ago, pilot very concerned and dropped masks due to suspected loss of cabin pressure.

“Descended like a meteor. Pilot wasn’t totally sure of issue even when grounded.

“Fun start to the day.”

An EasyJet spokesperson said: “EasyJet can confirm that flight EJU7259 from Palma to Edinburgh this morning was met by emergency services on arrival in Edinburgh as a precaution only due to a technical issue.

“The Captain performed a routine landing in line with standard operating procedures and passengers disembarked normally.

“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.”

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