A Scottish passenger plane has landed in Glasgow after declaring a mid-air emergency.

The TUI Airways flight, travelling from Aberdeen to Tenerife, declared the emergency around half an hour into its four-hour journey.

It declared a Squawk 7700 while flying near Glasgow.

An emergency squawk is used to identify an aircraft that has a possible issue and enables it to have priority over other air traffic.

It has been confirmed to The Herald that the flight was diverted due to a cabin crew member requiring 'urgent' medical attention. 


The flight made a u-turn while traveling over East Ayrshire, and landed at Glasgow Airport at around 1pm. 

A spokeswoman for TUI said: "We can confirm that flight TOM1322 from Aberdeen to Tenerife has diverted to Glasgow as a result of a crew member requiring urgent medical attention.

"The flight will continue to Tenerife as soon as possible, and we would like to thank passengers for their patience and understanding at this time.

"The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority."