Passengers have told how they were stuck on a plane for more than two hours waiting for take-off from Ibiza.
The Jet2 flight to Manchester Airport was delayed due to ‘panic’ over a smell coming from the plane.
The MEN has been told that while it was taxiing some passengers towards the back of the plane reported that they smelt a funny smell and could feel heat through the aircraft walls.
This is said to have caused distress with one woman suffering a panic attack and another wanting to get off the plane.
The plane was taken back to the stand after its departure had already been delayed due to a ‘technical fault’.
The flight, LS170, did eventually take off just over two hours after its scheduled departure time of 11:30am.
It landed in Manchester yesterday afternoon, at around 3.20pm
One passenger, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I was at the front of the plane and we just heard this commotion coming from the back, everyone was standing up and there was shouting and panic.
“It was really scary, we didn’t know what was going on.
“I grabbed my passport and phone and put my shoes back on just in case we had to evacuate.
“One woman told her children to take their seatbelts off, no-one knew what was going on.”
Jet2 has said the commotion was down to a ‘nervous’ flyer.
In a statement, the airline said: “Flight LS170 was delayed earlier today after some routine checks, as well as the aircraft having to return to stand shortly after push back due to a nervous customer onboard.
“The flight subsequently took off and landed at Manchester Airport as normal.”