Ryanair flight to Dublin forced to turn back after mid-air emergency

Ryanair (stock picture)
Ryanair (stock picture)

Ryanair flight FR5771, travelling from Glasgow to Dublin, was forced into turning back not long after beginning its journey this morning.

The flight began the short trip over the Irish Sea between 8.40am and 9.00am this morning, but a mid-air emergency forced the aircraft to make a 180-degree turn over the Scottish coast.

A Ryanair flier became ill on board the Boeing 737-800 aicraft, causing the pilot to turn the flight around to its starting point.

The plane's crew called ahead to request medical assistance, who met the ill traveller on the flight's return to Glasgow.

Travellers who were planning to land in the capital by 10.00am for St Patrick’s Day festivities found themselves back in Glasgow a lot sooner than expected, according to the Express.

The Boeing 737-800 landed safely back in the Scottish city before half past 9 this morning.

Pilots declare mid-air emergencies through filing a Squawk 7700, which can include emergencies ranging from engine failure, to fire, to smoke, to passenger illness.

The plane took off to Dublin once the emergency had been dealt with.