Ryanair flight from Spain to the UK ‘declares general emergency’ after mid-air medical emergency

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EMERGENCY: Flight FR8383 left Alicante-Elche for the UK this morning Photo Credit: Shutterstock


RYANAIR flight FR8383 landed this morning (Monday) at London Stansted Airport after ‘declaring a general emergency’ onboard after leaving from the Costa Blanca, Spain.

London Stansted reports that a passenger required urgent medical attention on the flight, prompting the emergency situation to be declared.

Flight FR8383 was due to leave Alicante-Elche airport this morning shortly before 11am.

The flight was delayed by 20 minutes, leaving at 11.15am

The budget airline flight was scheduled to land at 12.35pm at London Stansted.

However, the plane ‘declared a general emergency’ as it approached London.

The Boeing 737-8AS aircraft declared an emergency while approaching the city of London and was able to land safely at 12:30pm this afternoon.

Ryanair confirmed there was no emergency landing as the onboard incident did not merit standard landing protocol.

London Stansted airport revealed in a statement: “A passenger with a medical condition required medical assistance post landing.”

“It was not declared as a full emergency and there was nothing untoward with the aircraft or the landing.”

Ryanair said of the incident: “Crew on this flight from Alicante to London Stansted (26 Nov) called ahead for medical assistance after a customer became ill on board during the flight. The aircraft landed normally and the customer disembarked and was met by paramedics upon arrival.”

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