A Glasgow flight headed for Spain has been diverted after an emergency on board.

The EasyJet service flight EZY3107 left Glasgow Airport at 9.36am on Tuesday and headed south down the UK for Alicante.

However, satellite imagery shows the aircraft turning around above Wales and heading towards Birmingham.

Crew issued a squawk 7700 code which is used to signal on-board emergencies. 


The flight landed in Birmingham at 10.30am before continuing on to Alicante.

EasyJet confirmed that a passenger needed medical attention and the plane was met by paramedics when it landed in Birmingham.

The passenger has since been taken to hospital. 

A spokesperson for EasyJet said: "We can confirm that flight EZY3107 from Glasgow to Alicante diverted to Birmingham this morning due to a passenger onboard requiring urgent medical assistance.

“Paramedics met the aircraft on arrival where the passenger was transferred to hospital and the flight continued to Alicante.

“The safety and well-being of our customers and crew is always easyJet’s highest priority."