Ryanair Flight London-Tallinn Suffers Flap Problem on Arrival

Ryanair Flight London-Tallinn Suffers Flap Problem on Arrival
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Last week, a Lauda Europe Airbus A320 operating a rotation between London and Tallinn for Ryanair suffered a flap problem on arrival.

Ryanair Flight London-Tallinn Suffers Flap Problem on Arrival…

Ryanair Flight London-Tallinn Suffers Flap Problem on Arrival
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Ryanair flight FR2225 is a routine scheduled flight between London Stansted and Tallinn, with the affected rotation being operated by 9H-IHL.

As per data from Planespotters.net, 9H-IHL is a 16.9 year old Airbus A320 that started out life with Kingfisher Airlines of India back in April 2007.

By June 2013, the aircraft was returned to lessor ILFC, before heading to Shaheen Air of Pakistan by November.

AerCap purchased the aircraft in October 2018, and by February 2019, was in the hands of LaudaMotion, before becoming part of the Ryanair subsidiary Lauda Europe in December 2020.

FR2225 departed London Stansted at 0613 local time on February 18 and proceeded in an easterly direction towards Tallinn.

All was normal until the descent and approach phases, where the crew reported to air traffic control in Estonia that they had an issue with their flaps, as per reporting from The Aviation Herald.

The Ryanair flight entered a series of holds, lasting around 20 minutes, until they were ready for a high-speed approach with no flaps, with emergency services on standby during this process.

After 30 minutes since the issue was identified by the flight from London Stansted, the aircraft landed safely into Tallinn at 1055 local time.

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