Jet2 has released more details after a plane was forced to divert due to a "suspected bird strike".

The airline said flight LS217 from Leeds Bradford to Lanzarote had to follow procedure and divert to Manchester "as a precautionary measure".

On arrival, fire engines were waiting by the runway at Manchester Airport.

The plane landed safely, a spokesperson confirmed, and passengers are being transferred onto a replacement aircraft.

Jet2 statement in full

A spokesperson for Jet2 said: “Flight LS217 from Leeds Bradford to Lanzarote followed procedure and diverted to Manchester as a precautionary measure due to a suspected bird strike.

"After landing safely, the aircraft taxied to stand as normal and we are transferring customers onto a replacement aircraft which will fly them to enjoy their well-deserved holidays in Lanzarote.”