Ryanair flight declares emergency just after take off and diverts to Manchester

posted on 5th April 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Ryanair flight declares emergency just after take off and diverts to Manchester

By Craig Williams & Ashlie Blakey, manchestereveningnews.co.uk

A flight had to divert to Manchester Airport this morning after taking off from Glasgow due to a medical emergency.

The Ryanair flight FR2522 – which was bound for Alicante – departed from the Scottish airport at 8.47pm but was diverted after being in the air for around 30 minutes, Glasgow Live reports. The flight route on flight tracking website Flightradar24 showed the plane turning round in the Shropshire area of England before heading north to Manchester Airport.

A Ryanair spokeswoman said: “This flight from Glasgow to Alicante (03 Apr) diverted to Manchester Airport after a passenger became ill on board. The crew called ahead to request medical assistance on arrival, the aircraft landed normally, the customer disembarked and was met by medics.

“The flight safely continued to Alicante shortly after and Ryanair apologises to all customers for this short delay.”