Ryanair Flight Glasgow-Malaga Declares Emergency

Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A Ryanair flight operating from Glasgow to Malaga has declared an emergency whilst en route.

Ryanair flight FR655 has squawked transponder code 7700 and is now effecting a diversion to Dublin Airport (DUB).

Ryanair FR655 Glasgow-Malaga

Having declared an emergency whilst still outbound over the United Kingdom, the flight is now continuing to expedite a diversion to Dublin.

The nature of the problem prompting the unscheduled diversion is not yet known.

Update 08:15 UTC

Ryanair flight FR655, a Boeing 737-800 from Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK), is now maintaining 6,000 feet. The flight is continuing its approach to the diversion airport Dublin (DUB).

Weather for the flight’s arrival to Dublin this morning is instrument meteorological conditions (IFR). Expected inflight conditions are 8 kilometres visibility and 600 foot cloud ceiling, with light rain.

Update 08:30 UTC

Flight FR655 is currently in a holding pattern at 6,000 feet, to the north of Dublin Airport (DUB).

Flight data shows that Ryanair flight FR655 maintained 6,000 feet altitude after departure out of Glasgow Prestwick (PIK) before squawking code 7700 earlier this morning. The aircraft made an on-time departure out of Glasgow earlier this morning at 08:43 local time.

The flight still remains in a holding pattern at 6,000 feet for its diversion to Dublin.

Update 08:45 UTC

Ryanair flight FR655 has exited the holding pattern and is continuing an approach for Dublin, descending through 4,000 feet.

The aircraft conducting today’s FR655 rotation out of Glasgow for Malaga is a Boeing 737-800 registered EI-DLI. This is an 18-year narrowbody aircraft belong to the carrier Ryanair.

Flight FR655 now established on finals for Dublin (DUB). It is understood that emergency vehicles are on-hand to meet the aircraft on arrival.

Update 09:00 UTC

Ryanair flight FR655 now landed and clear at the diversion airport Dublin (DUB). We will advise further updates as they come to hand.

Update 14:30 UTC – Flap Problem

From the online source Flight Emergency @FlightEmergency : Ryanair flight FR 655 diverted to Dublin after flaps failed to retract during the climb out of Glasgow Prestwick.

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