Jet2 passengers struck with ‘bug’ mid-flight prompting Leeds airport emergency

Jet2 passengers were struck with a "sickness bug" mid-flight prompting an emergency at Leeds Bradford Airport yesterday.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s (YAS) Hazardous Area Response Team were called to reports of four people being unwell at 9:45pm on Saturday.

One passenger posted on Facebook that travellers were "dropping like flies".

West Yorkshire Police Sergeant Chris Brumfitt later tweeted the incident was "fortunately nothing more than a sickness bug", Hull Live reports .

The flight was an inbound plane flying from Reus, in Spain, to Leeds.

No one was taken to hospital.

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A Jet2 spokesperson said: "The crew were alerted to a further two, non-associated cases of passengers feeling unwell on board.

"On arrival, as a precaution they were immediately checked over in the ambulance before heading home."

Sgt Brumfitt wrote on Twitter: "Joint emergency service response to Leeds / Bradford airport tonight after reports of a number of people falling ill on an in-bound flight.

"Fortunately nothing more than a sickness bug. #Police #leeds #Bradford"

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