A passenger plane travelling to Scotland has declared a mid-air emergency shortly after departing from Southampton.

The Loganair flight, travelling from Southampton to Edinburgh declared the emergency around half an hour into its journey.

It declared a Squawk 770 while flying off the south coast of England.


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

The Herald has contacted Loganair for comment.