Jet2 Flight Emergency Landing: Aviation Lawyers Call For Answers

Boeing 757-200 Diverted Following ‘Cabin Pressure Problems’

06.06.2014

Aviation lawyers have revealed their concerns following a serious Jet2 incident involving a flight from Cyprus to Newcastle that was forced to land in Bulgaria following a rapid descent reportedly caused by cabin pressure problems.

Flight LS516 from Paphos had to land at Sofia Airport around an hour after beginning its journey to the UK, with reports suggesting the Boeing 757-200 descended rapidly and oxygen masks were deployed to passengers.

In a statement, Jet2 apologised and said the diversion was “a precautionary measure due to a technical issue”, with passengers then returning to Newcastle on a replacement aircraft.

The specialist aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell represent passengers who have suffered serious physical, fatal and psychological injuries in air accidents around the world. The team notably acts for passengers injured in an emergency evacuation of a Jet2 flight at Glasgow Airport in 2012, as well as an emergency descent due to cabin depressurisation by a Ryanair flight to East Midlands in the same year.