Updated: Saturday, 4th July 2020 @ 11:37am

Terrified sun-seekers have holiday cut short as Manchester to Tenerife plane forced to make emergency landing

Terrified sun-seekers have holiday cut short as Manchester to Tenerife plane forced to make emergency landing

By Dean Wilkins

A Manchester flight carrying holidaymakers to Tenerife was forced to make an emergency landing after smoke filtered into the cockpit this morning.

The Thomas Cook flight – carrying more than 320 passengers to the sunny island – was redirected to Dublin Airport at about 9.40am after departing from Manchester Airport just minutes before.

The captain made the decision to land his plane after he detected smoke trickling into the cockpit and all passengers disembarked safely.

"The aircraft was en route from Manchester. There was a report of smoke in the cockpit," a spokesman for Dublin Airport Authority said.

"We would like to thank our passengers for their patience and we promise to get them back on their way to Tenerife as quickly as possible."

Emergency response crews were prepared and waiting for the plane to land – at least a dozen fire engines and ambulances were waiting in caution.

Thomas Cook are currently trying to source a new plane to carry all passenger to the Canary Islands after flight TCX2038’s journey was abandoned.

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