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.

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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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