‘Panic and screaming’ on flight to Ibiza that was delayed for over two hours

Passengers panicked over a smell coming from the plane they had boarded for their holidays to Ibiza.

The Jet2 flight, travelling from Manchester to Ibiza was delayed for over two hours due to a “technical fault” which engineers had been called out to examine.

The flight was cleared for take-off around an hour later on Monday.

However, the Manchester Evening News has been told that as 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 one passenger saying they wanted to get off the plane.

The plane was then taken back to the stand causing further delay.

Its understood the flight, LS170, did eventually take off, with all passengers on board, just over two hours after its scheduled departure time of 11:30am.

It landed in Manchester Tuesday 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.”

et2 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.”