BREAKING: Loud bang and flames seen coming from plane after take off at Manchester

A Jet2 plane has been circling above Greater Manchester after witnesses heard a ‘loud bang’ and ‘flames’ shortly after take-off.

The Boeing 757 aircraft has been seen flying over the area since it took off from Manchester Airport on Monday afternoon.

One witness, who said she lives under the flight path close to the airport, reported seeing flames coming from the aircraft’s engine.

She wrote on social media: ‘That was scary to hear and witness flames coming out of the right engine! Never heard anything like it before living under flight path #manchesterairport’.

Another wrote: ‘Really loud noise in Manchester Airport area at around 3pm. The house was vibrating! Hope everything was OK’.

One witness said they saw the engine ‘backfiring’ as the plane took off.

More details to follow.