A Jet2 plane flying from Faro, Portugal to Edinburgh on Thursday had a flaps issue forcing the aircraft to return to Faro for an emergency landing.
The plane had to circle over the ocean for 75 minutes in order to burn off fuel.
‘Jet2 said in an official statement: “Shortly after take off the 12:30pm flight from Faro to Edinburgh on 6th September there was a minor technical fault indication.
“The captain followed the standard procedure, in that event, to return to Faro, where the aircraft landed normally.
“We provided a replacement aircraft which landed back in Edinburgh at 1:20am this morning.
“We would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”
English-language newspaper The Portugal News reported the plane made an emergency landing after suffering problems with its flaps.’
There were no injuries reported.