Ryanair flight from Manchester makes emergency landing; reports of fire onboard

By Lisa James
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A Ryanair flight from Manchester to Portugal had to make an emergency landing in France, amid reports there was a fire on board.

Flight FR4052 took off from Manchester at 6.30pm on Monday for Faro but landed in Brest, France, 45 minutes later.

According to reports, it was met by fire crew and police vehicles and passengers were evacuated.

There had been concerns the passengers would be forced to remain in France and isolate, but they were able to board another aircraft – sent from Stansted – to continue their journey.

Travel Gossip has approached Ryanair for a comment.

The day before, a flight from Birmingham to Dublin, operated by Aer Lingus, was forced to make an emergency landing in Manchester yesterday evening.

According to Aer Lingus it was due to a ‘technical issue’.

Customers were put up in a hotel overnight before continuing their journey to Dublin the next day.

Ryanair later said: “This flight from Manchester to Faro (03 Jan) diverted to Brest Airport as a precaution due to a minor technical issue which caused an unidentified smoke smell in the cabin.

“Passengers disembarked the aircraft as normal and were taken to a secure area in Brest airport where they were provided with refreshments. An aircraft from London Stansted was arranged to carry the passengers on the remainder of their journey to Faro, following a delay of under three hours.

“Following an inspection of the aircraft by our engineers, the aircraft was released back to service.”

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