Thomas Cook flight from Menorca to Britain declares emergency

The airline said the Mahón flight MT1063 diverted to Birmingham amid strong winds.

A Thomas Cook Airlines spokesperson told The Sun Online: “Thomas Cook Airlines flight MT1063 from Menorca to Bristol was diverted to Birmingham Airport this afternoon, landing at 12:46, due to a customer medical issue.

"Our customers’ safety is always our first priority and we are very sorry for the delay and inconvenience caused."

It's thought the customer medical issue combined with strong winds on the approach to Bristol prompted the pilot to make the diversion in anticipation that there could be delays landing at the airport.

Thomas Cook said it will update passengers on how to get back to Bristol.

A series of other flights have also been diverted from Bristol to Birmingham including FR7227 from Krakow and FR8265 from Ibiza.

Flight FR8255 from Gdansk as well as flight EI3842 from Cork were also re-routed to Birmingham.

Earlier today Bristol Airport warned of disruption to flights due to Storm Callum

In a tweet, the airport warned: "Disruption may be experienced today on flights to and from Bristol due to Storm Callum.

"Please check with your airline for up to date flight information and allow additional journey time when travelling to and from the airport."

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