News Plane incidents — 30 October 2017

Emergency services at Dublin Airport surrounded a Ryanair aircraft after it was feared the engine was in trouble.

The incident occurred shortly after 3.30pm earlier today when the airport’s fire brigade was alerted to a “fire indication on engine number two”.

The flight was destined for Manchester but when the possible risk was discovered, passengers had to be removed and were asked to board a replacement airplane.

Up to six units surrounded the airplane due to the fault but the incident has since been brought under control.

A Ryanair spokesman said: “This flight from Dublin to Manchester today was delayed ahead of take-off after a cockpit warning light indicated a possible minor technical issue.

“Fire crews were in attendance as a precaution, in line with procedures, and customers disembarked and boarded a replacement aircraft, to minimise delay, which departed to Manchester.

“Ryanair sincerely apologised to all affected customers for this short, two hour delay to their flight. Ryanair engineers are working to return the aircraft to service.”

A Dublin Airport spokeswoman also told Dublin Live: “Dublin Airport Fire Service attended a Ryanair aircraft due to a technical issue with the aircraft. This is standard operating procedure.”

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