BREAKING NEWS: Private jet forced to turn back after losing altitude over Peak District near Sheffield

A private jet has been forced to turn back after apparently losing altitude over the Peak District near Sheffield.

Thursday, 9th February 2017, 11:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:38 am
The plane's route over the Peak District. (Photo: Planefinder.net).

The NetJets Europe flight made a dramatic U-turn over the Peak District earlier this morning after sending out an emergency "squawk."

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The Cessna plane, believed to have been flying from Dublin to Northern England, diverted back towards Manchester and Liverpool after sending air traffic controllers a 7700 emergency situation message.

The plane appears to have lost altitude over the Chinley area.