A passenger plane bound for a Scottish airport has declared a mid-air emergency.

The Easyjey flight EZY9816 travelling from Jersey to Glasgow, signalled the alert after its departure at 2:45pm.

It declared a Squawk 7700 whilst flying north towards Scotland. The mid-air emergency occured when flying over South Wales

Footage from flightradar showed the plane did not make it to Glasgow, as it  altered its course and circled around Bristol.

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 since been revealed that the flight declared the emergency due to a problem with its cabin pressure. 

The flight landed in Bristol and everyone on-board departed safely.

An Easyjet spokesperson said: “We can confirm that flight EZY9816 en route to Glasgow from Jersey on November 28, requested a priority landing into Bristol due to a fault with the cabin pressurisation system as a precautionary measure and in line with our procedures.

“The aircraft landed safely and once at its stand all passengers disembarked normally.

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