A plane made an emergency landing in France after a fire broke out on board after leaving Manchester Airport.
Ryan Air Flight FR4052 left the airport at 6.33 pm on Monday and was scheduled to land around 9.30 in Faro, Portugal, but quickly landed in Brest after reports of a fire.
Flight tracking software showed the plane descending from about 41,000 feet to 6,725 feet in seven minutes between 7.14 pm and 7.21 pm.
Pictures on social media showed the plane on the runway with fire engines.
After the plane made an emergency landing, the passengers were reportedly evacuated from the flight and the police drove them to a bus that took them to the building.
Ryanair did not respond to a request for comment.
Although there have been concerns that passengers may have to self-isolate in France, where passengers are required to self-quarantine for 48 hours after arrival, they have reportedly been transferred to another plane to continue their journey to Faro.
This came as another flight, from Birmingham to Dublin, made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport on Monday.
Aer Lingus flight EI277 was reportedly diverted to the airport due to « technical issues ». All passengers were provided accommodation in a hotel before they continued their journey to Dublin on another flight.
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