Jet2 Plane Evacuated Due To Burning Smell
A plane had to evacuated shortly after landing at East Midland airport when a burning smell was reported in the cabin.
Flights to East Midlands Airport had to be diverted to Birmingham following the minor electrical fault on the Jet2 flight from Ibiza.
The airline said all 147 passengers and crew off board were ordered off the flight as a precaution.
Passengers reportedly left the plane by the emergency exits.
Suzanne Wood told the Nottingham Post: "It was awful. Half an hour into the descent we could tell there was something not right. The pilots were coming out and the cabin crew kept going into the cockpit.
"No one knew what was happening. The plane was coming in to land but then seemed to go back up again. People were starting to panic."
Fire engines from Leicestershire fire brigade were sent to the airport but no fire was found on the plane.
A Jet2 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 measure.
"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.
"All passengers were looked after by our airport team. A full investigation is now under way."