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Plane makes second emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport

A plane bound for Chicago has been forced to make an emergency landing for the second time in two days.

The United Airlines flight UA2081 took off from Edinburgh Airport at 14:22 but declared a second emergency a short time later.

It comes a day after the same aircraft diverted to Edinburgh from London Heathrow with a fuel leak problem.

There were no passengers on the plane. Edinburgh Airport officials said there had been no impact on operations.

The plane landed back at Edinburgh at 15:30, after circling the airport for 10 minutes.

An United Airlines spokesman said: "United Airlines flight UA2081 from Edinburgh to Chicago today (July 13, 2016), which was being repositioned and was not carrying any customers, returned to Edinburgh Airport after take-off because of a mechanical issue."

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