Ryanair Flight Manchester-Brussels Declares Emergency

A Ryanair flight operating from Manchester to Brussels has declared an emergency in the last few moments.

Having squawked transponder code 7700, the flight now appears to be returning to Manchester.

Ryanair FR613 Manchester-Brussels

55 min ago10/06/24

Return to Manchester (MAN)

Having declared the emergency not long after its departure, flight FR613 has expedited a return to Manchester (MAN).

The nature of the emergency prompting the early return is not yet known.

49 min ago10/06/24

Landed Manchester (MAN)

Having expedited a return not long after its departure, Ryanair flight FR613 has now landed at Manchester.

The flight had declared an emergency with transponder code 7700 earlier this morning during the climb after departure for Brussels.

44 min ago10/06/24

Flight Details

Ryanair flight FR613 had made an on-time departure out of Manchester this morning, at 06:49 local time.

Flight crew then discontinued the climb at FL160 (16,000 feet) before initiating a descent and a return course for Manchester.

The emergency transponder code 7700 was then squawked at 07:00 local time, just 10 minutes after departure. At that time the aircraft was on descent through FL130.

The flight was still transiting the British midlands when the turnaround was carried out. Transponder code 7700 was then maintained until landing, providing the returning flight with emergency priority.

The aircraft conducting this morning’s FR613 rotation to Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRS) was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, registered EI-IFX.

This is a 1.5 year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the Irish carrier Ryanair. The aircraft has been in operational service with the airline since its delivery in January 2023.

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