Three cabin crew members have been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire allegedly started on board a Thomson flight this morning.
Passengers were escorted from the plane at around 9am shortly after take off from Manchester.
According to reports, an oven caught fire on route to Girona in Spain.
The flight then made an emergency landing in London Gatwick, where it was met by emergency services.
A spokeswoman for Gatwick airport said: “The flight was diverted because of smoke in the cabin. Three cabin crew are being treated by medics. The passengers have all been offloaded and they are in a gateroom waiting for another plane.”
A spokesperson for Thomson said: ‘”We would like to apologise to customers travelling to Girona, Spain from Manchester as the flight was diverted to London Gatwick as a precautionary measure.”