Thomas Cook plane makes emergency landing in Manchester

  • Flight landed around 3pm and was pictured with the tip of its left wing missing 
  • Plane was heading for the Caribbean but was forced to turn back over Ireland 
  • Thomas Cook told MailOnline the plane had a low oil alert in mid-air 
  • Wing is now being repaired but plane is safe and legal to fly in current state

A Thomas Cook plane heading to Cuba has been forced to turn back and land back in Manchester with a broken wing after a low oil alert. 

The flight landed around 3pm and was pictured with the tip of its left wing missing. 

A spokesman for Manchester Airport told MailOnline the flight left for the Caribbean at 12.20pm with 322 passengers on board, and was forced to turn back while flying over Ireland.

A Thomas Cook plane heading to Cuba has been forced to turn back and land in Manchester with a broken wing after a low oil alert

A Thomas Cook plane heading to Cuba has been forced to turn back and land in Manchester with a broken wing after a low oil alert

The flight landed around 3pm and was pictured with the tip of its left wing missing

The flight landed around 3pm and was pictured with the tip of its left wing missing

A spokesman for Manchester Airport told MailOnline the flight left for The Caribbean at 12.20pm and was forced to turn back while flying over Ireland

A spokesman for Manchester Airport told MailOnline the flight left for The Caribbean at 12.20pm and was forced to turn back while flying over Ireland

Thomas Cook said the plane had a ‘suspected technical fault’ in mid-air and had to return.

A spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Thomas Cook Airlines flight MT2652 to Holguin returned to Manchester as a precaution after a low oil indication, unrelated to the wing. 

‘Safety always comes first and the aircraft will undergo a full safety check before returning to service. 

‘We are sorry to our customers for the delay and will get them back on the way as soon as possible.’ 

He added: ‘The plane’s wingtip is currently being repaired. In the interim the aircraft is safe and legal to fly in this condition.’ 

The flight to Hoguin was meant to have left Manchester at 9.55am, but was delayed by more than two hours.

It was scheduled to arrive in Cuba at 2.35pm local time (7.35pm in the UK). 

Thomas Cook has arranged overnight accommodation in a hotel for the passengers, while the plane is undergoing maintenance.

Thomas Cook said the plane had a 'suspected technical fault' mid-air and had to return

Thomas Cook said the plane had a ‘suspected technical fault’ mid-air and had to return

Thomas Cook flight from Manchester to Holguin in Cuba turned back after about an hour of flight and land back at Manchester Airport with the tip of one of its wings missing

Thomas Cook flight from Manchester to Holguin in Cuba turned back after about an hour of flight and land back at Manchester Airport with the tip of one of its wings missing

Pictured are the pilots in the cockpit on board the Thomas Cook flight, which was forced to return

Pictured are the pilots in the cockpit on board the Thomas Cook flight, which was forced to return






Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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