A Ryanair flight inbound from Brussels to Manchester has declared an emergency whilst approaching the destination.
Ryanair flight FR614, a Boeing 737-800 operating from Brussels-Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Manchester (MAN) declared a general emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst over the British midlands on approach.
Ryanair FR614 Brussels – Manchester
Flight FR614 entered a holding pattern at 9,000 feet in the early stages of the approach into Manchester (MAN) this morning before declaring a general emergency.
Update 08:05 UTC
After a period of holding, the flight now appears to be diverting to Liverpool, with weather conditions at MAN likely dictating the diversion.
The aircraft operating today’s FR614 rotation from Brussels is Boeing 737-800 registered EI-DLD; an 18-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the carrier Ryanair.
Diversion to alternate Liverpool (LPL)
Current weather conditions for Manchester (MAN) are marginal VFR (MVFR), with winds 28 knots gusting to 41 knots.
Flight FR614 now on diversion into the alternate airport Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL). The likely cause of this morning’s emergency declaration would precautionary due to low fuel state.
The flight has now expedited an approach and landing into nearby Liverpool (LPL).
Weather conditions – Storm Pia
The UK Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning today with the approach of Storm Pia. High winds are expected to hamper flight operations in the lead up to the Christmas break, with wind strengths of 80 miles per hour forecast in Scotland and parts of England.
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