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Ryanair’s FR4052 Diverts To Brest After Fire Onboard

LONDON – Ryanair flight FR4052 that departed from Manchester inbound to Faro has diverted to Brest tonight amid reports of a fire onboard the flight.

The flight departed from Manchester Airport tonight at around 18:33 local time before diverting and landing in Brest at 21:12 local time.

Based on data supplied to us by RadarBox.com, the aircraft rapidly descended from 41,000 feet to 10,000 feet in just seven minutes.

It went from that cruise altitude to landing within 13 minutes, highlighting the speed of descent during the emergency.

The aircraft affected was EI-EFY, a 12-year-old Boeing 737-800 that was delivered to Ryanair back in November 2009.

It is understood that all passengers on board managed to get off the aircraft safely.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions in France, it is unclear whether the passengers onboard will have to self-isolate for 48 hours, after which time a negative PCR or antigen test is required to exit self-isolation.

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