An easyJet Airbus A320 made an emergency landing at Bristol Airport on Sunday afternoon (November 28th) after diverting while over the Bristol Channel.
The aircraft was scheduled to fly from Jersey to Glasgow, but instead the Flight Radar app tracked it diverting over the Bristol Channel towards Bristol Airport at around 4pm.
One local person near Weston, Richard Walker, said online that the plane flew over him “making a very loud whining noise” on its way to Bristol Airport.
The plane had departed Jersey, Saint Helier, at 3.21pm, before making the emergency landing at around 4pm.
In a statement on Monday, the airline says: “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY9816 en route to Glasgow from Jersey on 28th November, requested a priority landing in to Bristol due to a fault with the cabin pressurisation system as a precautionary measure and in line with our procedures.”
“The aircraft landed safely and once at its stand all passengers disembarked normally. The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.”
The diverted plane touched down at Bristol without incident.