EasyJet Emergency Landing

2 January 2013, 09:42 | Updated: 2 January 2013, 10:54

It's been revealed an easyJet plane made an emergency landing at Luton Airport on New Year's Eve.

The landing happened after an oil leak forced the pilot to shut down an engine.

The Airbus A319 was carrying 151 passengers and crew from Geneva to Edinburgh on Monday 31 December 2012 when the pilot made the decision to shut down the engine.

The plane then landed at Luton Airport "as a precaution'', the airline said.

A spokeswoman for the airline said: "easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6908 flying from Geneva to Edinburgh diverted to London Luton Airport due to a technical issue.

"The captain took the decision to divert as a precaution only.

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

She added that the passengers were flown to Edinburgh on a different plane.