Ryanair flight to Dublin declared an emergency status today en route from Edinburgh. The plane later landed safely.
Flight FR-817 was operating between Edinburgh in Dublin when the crew declared an emergency over the Irish Sea at around 2.40pm.
[Breaking] Ryanair flight #FR817 from Edinburgh to Dublin is declaring an emergency near Belfast and descending to 10,000 feet. pic.twitter.com/aC1d2O3JtV— Brendan Grainger (@S118869) September 28, 2016
There were 145 passengers and a crew of six on board the Boeing 737-800 jet which was east of Belfast when the issue arose.
The flight was descending towards Dublin when the crew reported a technical problem.
It is understood that the crew received an oil temperature indication.
Airport fire crews were alerted and standing by for the flight when it landed at 3.05pm.
[Live Update] Ryanair flight #FR817 has landed safely in Dublin shortly after declaring an emergency.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Rafter pic.twitter.com/6qAhImeQVI— Brendan Grainger (@S118869) September 28, 2016
The aircraft made a normal landing and was able to taxi to the terminal accompanied by emergency vehicles.
Engineers were also standing by to investigate the issue.
Update 5.30pm: Ryanair later issued a statement about the incident.
“The crew of this flight from Edinburgh to Dublin today contacted local ATC (in line with procedures) after a cockpit warning light indicated a possible minor technical issue prior to landing," the company stated.
"The aircraft landed normally and customers disembarked.
"The aircraft is currently being inspected by Ryanair engineers and will be returned to service shortly."