RyanAir flight in terrifying 35,000ft emergency descent after ‘on board fire’

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A Ryanair flight from Manchester to Faro was forced to make an emergency landing following reports of a terrifying "on board fire".

Flight FR4052 departed from Manchester Airport just after 6.30pm on Monday, January 3, and was due to arrive in Portugal at around 9.30pm.

But about an hour into the short journey, crew members informed passengers that the plane was going to make an emergency landing in Brest, in western France, the Manchester Evening News reports.

The Boeing 737 aircraft was later pictured on the runway with fire crews in attendance, but initial reports of a 'fire' on board have not yet been confirmed.

Passengers and crew were also reportedly seen being escorted onto a bus by French police.

Flight tracking software indicates that the plane descended rapidly from 41,000ft to 6,725ft in seven minutes.

Ryanair has been contacted for comment.

It comes as another flight from Birmingham to Dublin, operated by Aer Lingus, was forced to make an emergency landing in Manchester on the same evening.

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According to Aer Lingus it was due to a 'technical issue'.

All customers have also been provided with a hotel stay overnight before continuing their journey to Dublin in the morning.

It is understood by the M.E.N that fire crews were also on hand to meet the aircraft when it landed at 8.30pm.

A spokesperson said: "Aer Lingus flight EI277 Birmingham-Dublin diverted to Manchester due to a technical issue.

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"All customers have disembarked and will continue their journey to Dublin tomorrow morning.

"Hotel accommodation has been provided. Aer Lingus apologises for any inconvenience caused."

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