In the last few moments, a Ryanair scheduled flight from Las Palmas Gran Canaria to Manchester has initiated a diversion to Porto, Portugal.
Ryanair RK2584 Gran Canaria – Manchester
Ryanair flight RK2584, a Boeing 737-800 operating from Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Manchester (MAN) initiated the unscheduled diversion to Porto Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) whilst en route.
After a briefing holding procedure off the west coast, flight RK2584 is now on descent through 2,500 feet as it negotiates the approach to Porto.
Diversion to Porto (OPO)
Data for this afternoon’s service shows that the flight made an on-time departure out of LPA at 11:55 local time (11:55 UTC). The flight then intercepted track normally, and climbed to cruising altitude FL340 (34,000 feet) for the northerly leg to Manchester (MAN).
Approaching the Portuguese coast whilst en route in the cruise, the aircraft then began a descent around 13:40 UTC before initiating the diversion to Porto.
The flight has proceeded under normal flight operations and not declared a formal emergency.
Conditions for the flight’s arrival into OPO are currently Visual Meteorological Conditions (VFR) with relatively light winds and visibility 10 kilometres or more.
Update 14:30 UTC
With the flight now established into Porto, it is understood that the reason for the diversion was a technical issue with the aircraft. No specifics of the problem as as yet available.
The flight continued under normal operating procedures and did not declare a formal emergency.
The aircraft operating today’s RK2584 rotation is a Boeing 737-800 registered G-RUKE; a 13-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to low-cost carrier Ryanair.
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