Thomas Cook plane makes emergency with broken wing

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 27, 2017 15:08

Thomas Cook plane makes emergency with broken wing

A Thomas Cook aircraft bound for Cuba was forced to make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport in the UK on Monday when the tip of its wing was found to be missing. The aircraft was forced to turn back to Manchester when a low oil alert sounded – the missing wing tip was not related to the alert and the airline said in a statement that the missing piece did not affect the aircraft’s ability to fly.

In a statement, the airline said: “Thomas Cook Airlines flight MT2652 to Holguin returned to Manchester as a precaution after a low oil indication, unrelated to the wing.

“Safety always comes first and the aircraft will undergo a full safety check before returning to service.

“We are sorry to our customers for the delay and will get them back on the way as soon as possible.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 27, 2017 15:08