One of the other Ryanair rotations from Manchester to Dublin also went on a crazy flight path, and only ended up getting as far as Liverpool following missed approaches everywhere.
Ryanair Flight To Dublin from Manchester Gets As Far As Liverpool…
Ryanair flight FR6333 was a non-standard service that was due to take affected passengers back from Manchester to Dublin but got as far as Liverpool following today’s disruption from Storm Isha.
This flight was operated by EI-EBD, one of the Irish low-cost carrier’s Boeing 737-8AS aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, EI-EBD is a 15.0 year old airframe that was delivered to the airline back in February 2009.
Of the 737-800 variant, the Irish subsidiary of the overall group has 218 of them in the fleet, of which 211 are in active service and seven are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 14.4 years.
Ryanair flight FR6333 departed Manchester, which is close by to Liverpool Airport at 1731 local time this evening and proceeded westbound in the direction of Dublin, hoping to actually reach it’s target this time.
However, upon reaching the arrival path for the Irish airport, they proceeded to enter a series of holds without even attempting an approach there.
From there, the aircraft proceeded northbound up to Belfast where it entered some holds and attempted some approaches into the Northern Ireland-based airport and subsequently failed there.
By that point, the crew onboard Ryanair flight FR6333 proceeded eastbound initially, in the hope of getting a diversion into Newcastle.
This then soon changed as the aircraft headed south in the direction of Manchester, but had to divert to Liverpool instead as the airport was full and not taking any diversions at that point.
EI-EBD is still on the ground in Merseyside at the time of writing (2305 UK time).
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