A flight bound for Toronto declared an onboard emergency as it flew over Scotland on Saturday evening.

The Air Canada flight was forced to land at Glasgow airport after raising the alarm at around 6.30pm.

Flight AC1911 was due to leave Budapest at 3pm, but did not depart until 4.50pm.

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Social media reports suggested the runway at the busy airport was closed, but a spokesman told The Evening Times that the landing had not affected the rest of the airport.

Emergency services were called as a precautionary measure.

The spokesman also confirmed the plane requested to land after a medical emergency.

The Evening Times has approached Air Canada for comment.