aeroinside.com — A Jet2.com Boeing 737-800 had to make a ‘full speed’ emergency landing at Manchester Airport due to malfunctioning wing flaps.
Flight LS444 from Heraklion to Leeds-Bradford returning passengers from their holidays, circled for over an hour above Leeds-Bradford before it was directed to Manchester, 54 miles away, where there is a longer runway.
The aircraft landed safely at a higher than normal speed and stopped on the runway. Emergency services sprayed the brakes to cool them down.
The aircraft returned to service about 15.5 hours after landing.