Ryanair Stansted Airport live: plane emits “770 cries after having” encountered difficulties “
A Ryanair plane reportedly made an unscheduled priority landing at London Stansted Airport this morning (May 28).
Ryanair flight RYR888 informed Stansted Airport traffic control that there was a general but unspecified emergency just before 10 a.m. on Friday May 28.
According to flight tracking websites, the plane took off from Stansted Airport but then circled around before landing again.
Flight trackers also showed that two fire trucks from the Stansted Airport Fire Department initially picked up the plane after it landed and rolled off the main runway.
However, it is understood that this is normal procedure for an incident like this and does not necessarily mean that there has been a fire on board.
There were no passengers on the plane, and it is understood that the flight was for training purposes only.
Ryanair said the plane had “technical difficulties” which had forced its captain to request a priority landing at Stansted.
Before landing, the plane’s pilots used the “Squawk” code 7700 which indicates a general but unspecified emergency, according to planefinder.net.
Squawk codes consist of four digits from 0 to 7 and are used to indicate a number of emergencies as well as other more common communications between aircraft and air traffic control.
The plane landed safely at Stansted just after 10 a.m. this morning.
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