A Flybe flight (BE817) from Manchester to Isle of Man had to return back to Manchester due to an issue with one of the engines this afternoon (Sept 4th)
The flight took of from Manchester just before 2.30pm and was heading out just past Liverpool when the crew declared an emergency.
Once the aircraft landed safely at Manchester around 20 minuets later they were greeted by fire crews who made sure everyone was safe.
Flybe said in a statement:
Flybe can confirm that the above flight landed safely at Manchester Airport having returned from airborne following a technical fault shortly after take-off that resulted in the captain following standard procedures and electing to shut down one of the engines as a safety precaution. The aircraft landed without further incident.
As is standard procedure, the aircraft was met by the airport’s emergency service vehicles.
All 38 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand and will be re-accommodated on the next available flight.
The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority and Flybe apologises for any inconvenience experienced.