UPDATE: Ryanair issues statement after flight to UK made emergency landing in Faro  

A Ryanair plane taking off

UPDATE: Ryanair issues statement after flight to UK made emergency landing in Faro   Image: Rebius Shutterstock.com

Ryanair has issued a statement after their flight from Faro in Portugal to Birmingham on Sunday, May 14 was diverted due to technical issues with the plane.  

UPDATE: Tuesday, May 16 at 12.59 pm

A statement has been issued by Ryanair after their flight was forced to return back to Faro in Algarve, Portugal, while on its way to Birmingham.

The incident happened on Sunday, May 14, and as per Ryanair, the plane was diverted due to technical issues.

In a statement sent to Euro Weekly News, a representative of Ryanair said, “This flight from Faro to Birmingham (14 May) diverted back to Faro due to a minor technical issue with the aircraft.”.

The statement added that “The aircraft landed normally, and passengers disembarked and were provided with refreshment vouchers while our engineers serviced the aircraft”.

The representative also stated that “To minimise disruption to passengers, Ryanair quickly sourced a replacement aircraft which operated to Birmingham later that same day.”

A Ryanair flight to the UK was forced to make an emergency landing in Algarve, Portugal, after facing technical problems mid-flight.  

Sunday, May 14 at 10.22 pm 

A Ryanair plane made an emergency landing after it suffered from a malfunction while flying from Faro in Portugal to the UK. 

According to local reports cited by 20Minutes on Sunday, May 14, the aircraft, which had taken off from Faro, the capital of Portugal’s Algarve region, was forced to return to the same airport after an hour and a half in the air. 

About 200 passengers were on the flight that was scheduled to land in Birmingham but eventually landed safely at the airport in Portugal.  

Local sources suggest that the cause of the alert was due to a problem with the ‘flaps’, which are the extensions of the wings. 

After the plane landed, the passengers were transferred to another plane and continued their journey to Birmingham, where they were due to land today at 1. 34 pm.  

Following the incident, the aircraft reportedly remained at Faro Airport for repairs. 

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Imran Khan

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