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Stranded passengers back on course to Norwich from Bulgaria

PUBLISHED: 17:01 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:28 22 June 2018

Livvy Milligan is one of the 200 people stranded in Bulgaria (Image: Livvy Milligan)

Livvy Milligan is one of the 200 people stranded in Bulgaria (Image: Livvy Milligan)

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Around 200 passengers who were stranded in Bulgaria when their flight made an emergency landing are on their way to Norwich.

Just some of the 200 people stranded in Bulgaria overnight (Image: @1989_coley)Just some of the 200 people stranded in Bulgaria overnight (Image: @1989_coley)

A Thomson Airlines flight took off from Sofia Airport around 4.45pm and is due to land in Norwich at 7.45pm this evening.

The passengers, many of whom are from Norfolk, were originally on a flight to Norwich from Cyprus on June 21.

In the intervening time, the passengers have faced a host of challenges, including with hotels, currency, and running out of medication.

The delay and lack of communication has ruined two weddings, a honeymoon and an engagement for Norwich couples.

A TUI spokesman said: “We would like to apologise to all customers on flight TOM5483 from Paphos to Norwich on 21st June 2018 which diverted to Sofia, Bulgaria last night due to a technical issue. All customers have been provided with meals and overnight accommodation.

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