Ryanair Flight from Edinburgh Declares Emergency

Ryanair Flight from Edinburgh Declares Emergency
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In the last few moments, a Ryanair flight from Edinburgh to Malaga has declared an emergency over the Stoke-on-Trent area, and is diverting to Manchester.

Ryanair Flight from Edinburgh Declares Emergency

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EI-IGG is the Boeing 737 MAX 200 Gamechanger aircraft operating the flight.

Updates: Ryanair Flight from Edinburgh Declares Emergency…


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This is a developing story. Updates to follow.

UPDATE #1 @ 1741 UK time – FR5663 is descending through FL200, and from cruise, it was descending at around 5,000 fpm previously. Diversion field unclear at this time.

In the last few moments, a Ryanair flight from Edinburgh to Malaga has declared an emergency over the Stoke-on-Trent area, and is diverting to Manchester.

UPDATE #2 @ 1743 UK time – Ryanair flight FR5663 from Edinburgh has made a u-turn north and is descending into Manchester at over 5,000fpm.

UPDATE #3 @ 1744 UK time – As per data from Planespotters, EI-IGG, the Boeing 737 MAX 200 Gamechanger aircraft operating this flight, is 0.7 years old at the time of writing, having been delivered to the Irish low-cost carrier back in February 2023.

In the last few moments, a Ryanair flight from Edinburgh to Malaga has declared an emergency over the Stoke-on-Trent area, and is diverting to Manchester.

UPDATE #4 @ 1745 UK time – FR5663 is approaching the base leg portion of the approach into Manchester Airport, using the 23s.

UPDATE #5 @ 1747 UK time – FR5663 looks to be extending its downwind instead, before turning final onto the 23s at Manchester. Still unclear what the cause of the emergency is.

UPDATE #6 @ 1749 UK time – FR5663 is turning final now for Manchester Airport minutes after its rapid descent and subsequent emergency call.

UPDATE #7 @ 1755 UK time – TOUCHDOWN! Ryanair flight FR5663 from Edinburgh to Malaga has appeared to have touched down safely into Manchester Airport following its subsequent emergency call a few moments ago. Standing by on the reason.

UPDATE #8 @ 1758 UK time – Someone has caught a snap of EI-IGG safely on the ground at Manchester Airport.

UPDATE #9 @ 1809 UK time – @WGMIYNGMI on Twitter has managed to get footage of the aircraft landing safely into Manchester Airport.

UPDATE #10 @ 1812 UK time – @FlightEmergency via @avnerd98 confirms that it was a medical emergency. We hope that the passenger affected is ok!

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