In the last few moments, a Ryanair scheduled flight operating from Faro, Portugal to Manchester has declared an emergency as it approaches the southern coast of England.
Ryanair flight FR4051, operated by a Boeing 737-800 registered EI-GXH, was enroute from Faro International Airport (FAO), Portugal to Manchester (MAN).
The flight declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 as it approached the southern coast of England.
The Boeing 737-800, a 4 year old aircraft is currently in the London Flight Information Region (FIR) at cruising level FL350 (35,000 feet) and appears to be continuing to Manchester.
The nature of the emergency is unclear at this time.
Passing through 10,000 feet on approach into Manchester at this time. Weather is VFR with visibility 10km or more for the flights arrival at MAN.