Ryanair plane forced to make an emergency landing in Faro

Aircraft made the connection between the Algarve capital and Belfast

A Ryanair plane that departed from Faro at 7:50 am today, Sunday, bound for Belfast, he had to return to the Algarve airport and make an emergency landing, due to problems with the aircraft.

Ao Sul Informação, Vítor Vaz Pinto, Algarve regional commander of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC), who was coordinating the response this morning, revealed that «the plane landed safely», despite having faced serious problems, which led to to the declaration of “total emergency on the aircraft”.

This led to the activation of the serious accident response protocol at the Airport.

«At 8:14 am, a yellow alert was given, which means that emergency services were placed on standby. But, two minutes later, at 8:16 am, the red alert was given, so resources were sent to the Airport», as per the protocol.

And there were many resources involved in the Algarve airport infrastructure: «100 operational personnel, 42 vehicles and a vessel».

The Irish airline's aircraft only reached the runway after having circled over Faro, to use fuel, another safety measure adopted in cases of emergency.

«The end of the alert happened at 9:35am», concluded commander Vítor Vaz Pinto.


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