Ryanair aircraft forced to divert due to a 'technical fault'

By Sean Ryan

A Ryanair plane travelling from Greece to the Netherlands this afternoon declared an emergency, forcing it to divert.

The plane left Chania International Airport in Greece at 12.55pm local time.

Flight FR5842 was scheduled to arrive in Eindhoven around 3.25pm, but the Ryanair website it said a “technical fault” forced the plane to declare an emergency.

According to AirLive.net, the plane was forced to divert to Frankfurt Hahn Airport due to cabin pressure issues.

“This flight from Chania (Greece) to Eindhoven diverted to Frankfurt Hahn due to an inflight depressurisation,” Ryanair stated later.

“In line with standard procedure, the crew deployed oxygen masks and initiated a controlled decent.

“The aircraft landed normally, customers disembarked and Ryanair engineers worked to return the aircraft to service.

“A spare aircraft was positioned from Dublin to operate this flight and Ryanair sincerely apologised to its customers for this delay.”

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