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EasyJet flight forced to turn back to Manchester Airport over 'technical fault'

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An easyJet flight was forced to turn back to Manchester Airport due to a "technical fault". Passengers on the Prague-bound plane had to return just 20 minutes after take-off.

The jet is believed to have had an issue with the flaps on the wings and had to circle over Blackburn before heading back to Manchester last night (Friday).

Mum Natalie Dykes, 33, said passengers were told the plane had to return due to a "computer fault" and could hear a whirring noise when back on the tarmac. READ MORE: Schoolgirls 'in tears' after claims they were lined up and patted down because their trousers were 'too tight' Speaking to the Manchester Evening News whilst still on the ground , Ms Dykes said: "The noise was once we had landed, I think it was the engine.

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