A Ryanair flight between Newcastle and Riga suffered a flap problem when it was on approach into the Latvian airport.
Ryanair Flight From Newcastle Suffers Flap Problem in Riga…
Ryanair flight FR452 was a routine scheduled flight between Newcastle and Riga, and was operated by EI-EVT, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, EI-EVT is at the time of writing an 11.1 year old airframe, that was delivered to the Irish low-cost carrier back in September 2012.
Within the Irish register of the Ryanair group, they have a fleet of 297 aircraft, consisting of 216 737-800s and 75 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Of the 216 737-800s, six are currently parked, with the rest currently operating commercial services.
As per The Aviation Herald, Ryanair flight FR456 commenced it’s descent into Riga from Newcastle and attempted an approach.
Upon that attempt, the crew released that there was a flap issue. From there, the aircraft entered a series of holds to see if they could fix the problem.
From there, they then advised air traffic control that they wanted emergency services to check the brakes after the landing was completed, meaning that the aircraft would be attempting an approach without its flaps.
The jet then landed safely into Riga, and was grounded for around 14 hours, before the issue was fixed and then EI-EVT re-entered commercial service.
It is understood that the emergency squawk code of 7700 was not utilised during this process as the crew had things under control.
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