Thursday, September 04, 2014 Boeing 737-300, G-GDFT, Flight LS-644

A plane was evacuated shortly after it touched down, owing to an electrical fault that caused a smell of burning in the cabin.

East Midlands airport said three other flights were diverted to Birmingham after the precautionary evacuation of an aircraft operated by the low-fare airline Jet2.

A spokeswoman for Jet2 confirmed its flight from Ibiza to East Midlands was evacuated because of a minor electrical problem.

She said: "Following a safe arrival last night at East Midlands airport, flight LS644 from Ibiza had to be evacuated once on stand as a precautionary safety measure.

"All passengers were looked after by our airport team. A full investigation is now under way." In a statement giving further details of the incident, Jet2 said the Boeing 737 was carrying 147 passengers and crew.

The airline added: "We decided to disembark passengers as quickly as possible as a precautionary safety measure because a minor electrical problem led to some smoke in the cabin."

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