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Flight from Geneva in forced London landing
A plane from British no-frills airline EasyJet is seen landing at Geneva Airport on November 12th 2012. Photo: AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

Flight from Geneva in forced London landing

Published: 01 Jan 2013 14:45 GMT+01:00
Updated: 01 Jan 2013 14:45 GMT+01:00

The easyJet Airbus A319 carrying 145 passengers and six crew landed at Luton airport near the British capital as a precaution at around 2pm (1400 GMT) on Monday, a spokeswoman said.

She said: "easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6908 flying from Geneva to Edinburgh diverted to London Luton Airport due to a technical issue.

"The captain took the decision to divert as a precaution only. The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority."

The passengers were transferred onto a different plane to fly to Edinburgh.

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