Emergency declared at Dublin Airport following Ryanair flight arrival
There are reports that the plane's nose gear had collapsed.
At approximately 5.25pm this evening (Sunday 9 April), the official social media account for Dublin Airport reported that a full emergency had been declared. As per the tweet sent on their social media account:
"A Full Emergency was declared at Dublin Airport this afternoon following the arrival of Ryanair flight FR5542 from LPL Airport (John Lennon Airport, Liverpool). Passengers disembarked the aircraft normally. Air Traffic flows into Dublin Airport were restricted during the incident."
In replies to the airport's social media post, more details have apparently been revealed, including that the nose gear for the plane had reportedly collapsed during take off from Liverpool, although the exact details of this have yet to be verified.
Additionally, while the Dublin Airport tweet indicated that the passengers had already been disembarked, there appear to be replies from passengers that were still on board at the time:
“Were”? It is taking nearly 90mins to disembark us with 40 emergency crew just watching. The runway is now a bus park so looks like we are still mid-incident.
— Keelin⭐️ (@imKeelin) April 9, 2023
Bit of a premature tweet, we are still on the plane
— Alan Cox (@AlanCox81) April 9, 2023
Footage from a live-stream of the plane show that the passengers seemingly disembarking the plane around 6.40pm. As reported by The Journal, four flights have been diverted away from Dublin Airport to Shannon Airport following the incident: an Aer Lingus flight from Paris, an Aer Lingus flight from Santiago, a Ryanair flight from Lanzarote and a Ryanair flight from Malaga.
Additionally, Ryanair have released the following statement: "This flight from Liverpool to Dublin experienced a minor technical issue with its nose landing gear upon landing. Passengers and crew disembarked normally and the aircraft will shortly be towed back to the hangar for further inspection by Ryanair engineers."
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