Birmingham-bound plane in emergency landing

A plane bound for Birmingham had to make an emergency landing.

The First Choice flight was diverted to East Midlands Airport at 5.40am yesterday.

Four fire engines were called to the scene but emergency services were stood down at 6am and the plane departed East Midlands for Birmingham at 6.40am.

The Boeing 767 was diverted to East Midlands after reporting a ‘suspected minor technical fault’.

In a statement, the airline said: "The flight, TOM831, from Barbados, landed as normal and was checked at East Midlands Airport before being cleared to proceed to Birmingham.

"The safety of passengers and crew is our number one priority and incidents such as this are very rare."