Ryanair Flight To Copenhagen U-Turns Back to Manchester

By James Field - Editor in Chief 4 Min Read
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Ryanair Flight To Copenhagen U-Turns Back to Manchester
Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

It has emerged that a Ryanair flight, which took off for Copenhagen, has suffered a problem and is holding over Manchester.

G-RUKB is the aircraft in question, and has only been in the air for 23 minutes.

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Live updates are below regarding this incident.

Live Updates: RK6967 Manchester-Copenhagen…


Ryanair Flight To Copenhagen U-Turns Back to Manchester
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1 month ago18/03/24

Welcome!

Welcome to the live coverage of this incident. Updates will start flowing in the next few minutes.

1 month ago18/03/24

Continuous Holding To The North of Manchester…

Ryanair Flight To Copenhagen U-Turns Back to Manchester

Ryanair flight RK6967, originally bound for Copenhagen, continues to hold to the north of Manchester.

At this stage, it is unclear what the reason is. We do know that a total holding time of 15 minutes will take place.

1 month ago18/03/24

About G-RUKB…

RK6967 is being operated by G-RUKB.

As per Planespotters, G-RUKB is a 9.4 year old Boeing 737-800 belonging to the UK subsidiary of Ryanair.

It started out with the Irish subsidiary as EI-FEI back in November 2014, and has been in the UK since March 2021.

Of the 737-800 variant, the UK subsidiary to Ryanair has 14 737-800s in the fleet, all of which are in active service and host an average fleet age of 15.1 years.

1 month ago18/03/24

Cause Still Unknown…

The cause is still unknown into this continuous holding, but a technical issue should be suspected.

Furthermore, if it was a medical emergency, the aircraft would have returned straight away as opposed to performing such holds.

1 month ago18/03/24

Souls & Fuel Information Requested by ATC…

Just heard over the feed that Manchester Radar has asked for the number of souls and fuel onboard from RK6967.

1 month ago18/03/24

Dealing with an Issue on G-RUKB For the Last Few Days…

Looks to be some form of technical issue with the aircraft. Pilot said to ATC that it is an issue with the specific airframe that they have “been dealing with for the last few days”.

1 month ago18/03/24

Landing Gear Down at 7,000 Feet?

Receiving reports that the landing gear is down at 7,000 feet in the hold from RK6967.

1 month ago18/03/24

Out of the Hold…

Ryanair Flight To Copenhagen U-Turns Back to Manchester

RK6967 has come out of the hold and is getting setup for a landing on the 23s at Manchester.

Unclear what will happen to the passengers on the Copenhagen flight after landing regarding cancellation or delay.

1 month ago18/03/24

Ryanair’s Private Jet Was in Manchester This Morning…

Ryanair Flight To Copenhagen U-Turns Back to Manchester

M-ABGV, one of Ryanair’s private jets used for maintenance hops, was in Manchester this morning.

After “fixing” G-RUKB, the aircraft then headed out to London Stansted.

1 month ago18/03/24

On Finals…

RK6967, originally bound for Copenhagen, is on finals for the 23s at Manchester following this technical issue.

1 month ago18/03/24

TOUCHDOWN!

TOUCHDOWN! Ryanair flight RK6967 has appeared to have safely touched down on Runway 23R at MAN following this technical issue.

This concludes our coverage, thank you for following!

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James is a passionate AvGeek based in Manchester, U.K, who has been actively spotting for years. He is the Editor in Chief for AviationSource News.