A Glasgow flight was forced to land after a 'really scary' mid-air emergency.

The EasyJet flight departed Glasgow Airport for Gran Canaria on Friday, but soon after take-off, the plane had to land at Gatwick after a technical problem.

Passengers heard 'really loud rumbling and vibrating' noises caused by a hydraulic pump failure. 

A passenger told the Scotsman: "We had reached the south of England when there was suddenly a really loud rumbling noise and vibrating feeling for about 30 seconds, and I immediately knew something was wrong.

"We then started to drop slowly and made a very sharp turn, and at that point I was starting to feel pretty scared.

"The cabin crew were called onto the flight deck and then we were told a hydraulic pump had failed and we needed to go for an emergency landing in Gatwick.

"It was really scary but I couldn't believe how calm the crew were, especially the pilots.

“Some passengers did seem a bit shaken but I think that how calm the crew were really helped to keep other people calm.”

The aircraft landed safely in Gatwick and passengers were transferred to another plane several hours later to continue their journeys.

A spokesperson for EasyJet said: “We can confirm that flight EZY3111 from Glasgow to Gran Canaria diverted to Gatwick due to a technical issue. The aircraft landed safely in Gatwick and was met by emergency services as a routine and precautionary measure only.

"We did all possible to minimise the impact for our passengers and arranged for a replacement aircraft for them to continue their journey, and passengers were provided with a complimentary service onboard.

“The safety of our customers and crew is EasyJet's highest priority and we would like to apologise to customers for the delay and inconvenience caused.”