EasyJet plane makes emergency landing after oil leak

Airbus A319 pilot forced to shut down engine and divert to Luton airport after Edinburgh-bound aircraft suffers oil leak

An easyJet plane has made an emergency landing after an oil leak forced its pilot to shut down an engine. The Airbus A319 was carrying 151 passengers and crew from Geneva to Edinburgh on Monday. The plane landed at Luton airport “as a precaution”, the airline said.

A spokeswoman 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.” She added that the passengers were flown to Edinburgh on a different plane.

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