An easyJet aircraft carrying 151 people from Geneva to Edinburgh was forced to make an emergency landing after an oil leak forced its pilot to shut down an engine.

The Airbus A319 carrying 145 passengers and six crew landed at Luton airport as a precaution around 2pm on Monday afternoon.

An airline spokeswoman said: “EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY6908 flying from Geneva to Edinburgh diverted to London Luton Airport due to a technical issue.

“The captain took the decision to divert as a precaution only. The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.”

Passengers were transferred onto a different aircraft to complete the journey to Edinburgh.