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EasyJet Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Luton

01/01/2013 15:35 GMT

An easyJet plane was forced to make an emergency landing after an oil leak caused its pilot to shut down an engine.

The Airbus A319 was carrying 151 passengers and crew from Geneva to Edinburgh on Monday when the pilot made the decision to shut down the engine.

The plane then landed at Luton Airport "as a precaution", the airline said.

A spokeswoman for the airline said today: "easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6908 flying from Geneva to Edinburgh diverted to London Luton Airport due to a technical issue.

"The captain took the decision to divert as a precaution only.

"The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority."

She added that the passengers were flown to Edinburgh on a different plane.