Thomas Cook flight number MT2152 from Manchester to Paphos Cyprus was forced to turn back to Manchester minutes into the journey when the pilot noticed a problem with the landing gear.
Due to maximum landing weight issues, the flight had to circle Manchester for more than 2 hours to burn off fuel. Fuel was also dumped by the pilot to ensure the plane could land safely.
The flight was supposed to land in Cyprus at 8pm but the 219 passengers didn't arrive until after midnight, having been put on a replacement flight.
Thomas Cook were praised in their handling of the situation although of course, all 219 passengers on board should be entitled to €400 flight delay compensation for the technical issue with the plane. Were you on board flight MT2152? Contact us now to claim your flight delay compensation.