Brit reveals Ryanair flight emergency horror

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Brit reveals Ryanair flight emergency horror
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Brit Mum reveals Ryanair flight emergency horror.

Jo Hughes from Chester had been heading to Lanzarote with her family when things went wrong. She had been travelling on Ryanair flight FR2131. Jo revealed how she was petrified after hearing a loud bang.

According to The Liverpool Echo, Jo flew out from Manchester on Wednesday, October 13. She had expected to land in Lanzarote a short time later. Soon after the plane took off Jo heard a “big bang”. She could also hear “really loud vibrations”.

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Jo has never been a good flyer. She commented: “It was a big bang and then after the bang you could hear what sounded like a speedboat and really loud vibrations.

“My husband looked at me and I looked at him.”

Petrified Jo feared that the landing gear could have fallen off the plane.


The captain informed the passengers that he needed to make an emergency landing. The plane headed to Liverpool airport.

Jo explained: “I can only say that the captain, co-pilot and staff were absolutely fantastic. They were really calm and they did keep letting us know what was happening.

“When we were up in the air I thought I never ever want to fly again.”


She added: “When we got off the plane I was so thankful we were alright and we got another flight straight away. If they sent a plane tomorrow I probably wouldn’t have gone back, but in a bit of shock I just got on the next flight.”

Jo made it to Lanzarote with her family. They are now enjoying their family holiday.

A Ryanair spokesperson said: “This flight from Manchester to Lanzarote (13th Oct) diverted to Liverpool airport following a minor bird strike.

“The aircraft landed normally, and customers were transferred to a replacement aircraft which departed to Lanzarote following a short delay of approximately one hour.

“Ryanair sincerely apologised to all affected customers.”

A spokesperson for the John Lennon Airport spoke of the emergency landing. They said: “A Ryanair flight that took off from Manchester Airport bound for Arrecife (Lanzarote) requested to land here at Liverpool John Lennon Airport at 08:45 this morning landing safely and without incident at 08:53.

“Passengers have subsequently been transferred to another Ryanair aircraft to continue their journey to Lanzarote.”


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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