11:49 GMT26 January 2020
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    UK-based media reports said that EasyJet Flight U27181 transmitted code 7700 - indicating a general emergency - just before 10 p.m. local time on Tuesday. The transmission of the emergency code reportedly occurred in the airspace close to Liverpool's John Lennon Airport.

    Data provided by website Flightradar24.com showed that the passenger plane was poised for take-off, en route to Spain's Malaga, when it declared an emergency. Earlier reports suggested that the plane's crew issued the squawk when the passenger jet was in mid-air.

    ​The air carrier has not yet issued an official statement on the issue. The cause of the emergency reportedly remains unknown.

    The news comes several days after another EasyJet flight landed on Sunday at Glasgow Airport with a burst tyre, prompting the plane's crew to activate an emergency, according to media reports.


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