updated 3/2/2009 2:09:59 PM ET 2009-03-02T19:09:59

A charter flight carrying 192 passengers from Manchester, England, to an unidentified destination in Egypt had to make an emergency landing at Athens International Airport on Monday due to a loss of cabin pressure, an airport spokesman said.

The Boeing 757, operated by low-cost airline Jet2.com, landed safely at 3:40 p.m. local (1340 GMT), spokesman Ioakeim Tsimbidis said.

Greek state TV reported that five passengers who complained of difficulties with their ears were taken to the hospital as a precaution. Tsimbidis could not confirm this.

Tsimbidis said the company was sending another plane to Athens and the passengers would resume their trip "sometime during the night."

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