A HOLIDAY jet was evacuated shortly after it touched down due to an electrical fault which caused a smell of burning in the cabin.

East Midlands Airport said three other flights were diverted to Birmingham after the precautionary evacuation of an aircraft operated by low fare airline Jet2 on Wednesday night.

A spokeswoman for Jet2 confirmed its service from Ibiza to East Midlands was evacuated due to a "minor" electrical problem.

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The spokeswoman said: "Following a safe arrival last night at East Midlands Airport, flight LS644 from Ibiza had to be evacuated once on stand as a precautionary safety measure.

"All passengers were looked after by our airport team. A full investigation is now under way."