Mid-air scare for Mayfield hen party after Benidorm trip

Hen do from Midlothian, arriving in Benidorm. On the return flight their plane was diverted back to Alicante Airport. Teresa Hogg is pictured in the centre, kneeling at front.

Hen do from Midlothian, arriving in Benidorm. On the return flight their plane was diverted back to Alicante Airport. Teresa Hogg is pictured in the centre, kneeling at front.

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A hen party of 41 people from Mayfield thought they would die when their plane home from Benidorm had to make an emergency landing.

Teresa Hogg (50), co-ordinator of a home help agency, this week relived the drama aboard the Jet2.com flight from Alicante on June 19 which was forced to land by cables burning in one of the engines.

She said: “There was a smell of smoke when we got on the plane. But I just thought the staff would know if there was a problem.

“But about 35 minutes into the flight the pilot came on to say that there were problems with the plane and that we had to go back.

“A lot of people in our group were terrified, there were people blessing themselves.”

Mrs Hogg’s daughter Rachel Linton (28) is ‘best maid’ to the hen – Laura Massey (28), who works at Bon Bon Hairdressers in Dalkeith, and is getting married in August.

Read more on this story in the July 11 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.