Investigators have issued an update following the emergency landing of a trans-Atlantic flight at Prestwick Airport.

A Delta Airlines flight from Edinburgh to New York was forced to make an emergency landing at Prestwick in February 2023 after flames were seen shooting from the wing of the aircraft and a loud bang was heard.

The plane landed safely at Prestwick with nobody on board hurt, but the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) launched an investigation.

In a short update on the investigation, a spokesperson said the AAIB was trying to understand the effect of engine vibration which led to a fuel leak.

It said that the Boeing 767 aircraft suffered engine failure upon take-off from Edinburgh, and then experienced what is known as "airframe vibration". 

The AAIB added that following the plane's landing, fuel was spotted coming from the right wing and passengers were rapidly disembarked.

It said: "The investigation has been focused on understanding the effect of engine vibration which led to the fuel leak.

"The investigation is ongoing, and the final report is expected to be published in early 2024."