Memmingen-bound Ryanair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Palma

Friday, May 30, 2014
By George Hatcher

RyanairA Ryanair airlines plane en route from Majorca airport in Palma, Spain, to Memmingen, Germany, had to return and make an emergency landing on the morning of May 29.

Flight FR8551, with 148 passengers on-board took off from Palma Son Sant Joan airport at 6:43 a.m. However, shortly after take-off, a fire warning in the undercarriage of the aircraft turned on. The captain then asked for permission to return and make the emergency landing at about 7:20 a.m..

None of the passengers and crew members were injured. A spokesperson for Spain’s aviation authority AENA said, “The airport activated the emergency procedure and the plane landed. There was no fire and no incident involving any passengers. The plane is being examined.”

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