A Ryanair flight from London Stansted to Oslo has declared an emergency in the last few moments and is making a return.
Ryanair flight RK1394 operating from London Stansted (STN) to Oslo (OSL) has declared an emergency not long after its departure and is currently negotiating a return.
Flight data from RadarBox shows the Ryanair scheduled flight departed Stansted at 15:58 BST earlier this afternoon, and was on track, having climbed to cruising altitude FL370 (37,000 feet).
The aircraft then executed an unscheduled return from a point midway across the North Sea, The nature of the emergency is not yet known.
Weather for the aircraft’s return is currently instrument meteorological conditions (IFR) at Stansted. The aircraft in question is Boeing 737-800 registration G-RUKJ; a 15 year old aircraft belonging to the carrier Ryanair.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see what the cause of the emergency was on the Oslo-bound flight.
It could range from anything between a medical emergency to a technical fault with the airplane, although it is key not to speculate on this.
This is what the 7700 squawk code is for, to transmit the fact that the flight is in some form of distress and needs to land immediately.
AviationSource will approach Ryanair for a comment on the cause of the emergency and subsequent return to London Stansted.
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