Earlier tonight, a Ryanair flight between Faro and Liverpool declared an emergency whilst on descent into the Merseyside-based airport.
Ryanair Flight To Liverpool Declares Emergency on Descent…
Ryanair flight FR4032 was a standard scheduled service between Faro, Portugal and Liverpool Airport in the UK.
This flight was operated by EI-EKV, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-8AS aircraft, that has been the Irish carrier’s fleet for quite some time.
As per data from Planespotters.net, EI-EKV is a 13.6 year old aircraft that was delivered new to Ryanair back in March 2010.
Of the -800 variant of the 737 Family, the Irish carrier has around 410 of them across the holdings group, which includes subsidiaries such as BUZZ, Malta Air etc.
All was normal with the flight, until it squawked 7700 at FL140, when it was on its descent into Liverpool Airport.
Everything appeared to be normal during the emergency broadcast as per ADS-B data, with FR4032 landing into the airport at 2225 local time.
@FlightEmergency on X later confirmed that the cause of the emergency was a medical-related one, with the aircraft expected to continue onwards to its next destination, wherever that may be, tomorrow morning.
These sorts of emergencies typically are the main causes of such 7700 broadcast calls nowadays, with that particular squawk code representing any type of problem onboard, such as mechanical, something hydraulic-based, or even things like smoke.
This is a developing story. Updates will follow in due course. AviationSource will approach Ryanair for a comment on the emergency in Liverpool.
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