A spokesman for East Midlands Airport said: “It was a Jet2 aircraft – the pilot called for emergency services because of a problem with the fuel box. Emergency services were called as a precaution.”
“The fire service made a quick check of the aircraft before it was able to taxi to the stand, and passengers were allowed to disembark in the normal way. There was no impact on other aircraft or services as a result of the incident.”
A spokesman for Jet2 said: “Flight LS670 from Gran Canaria called for assistance on approach into East Midlands Airport as a precautionary measure, due to a fault indication. The aircraft landed safely and then taxied to the gate after inspection.”
The motorway was reopened shortly after the landing, at around 2130, and all returned to normal.