Smoke onboard Ryanair flight triggers emergency landing in Tenerife


  • Canarian Weekly
  • 20-05-2024
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: Ryanair / Flight Radar
Smoke onboard Ryanair flight triggers emergency landing in Tenerife

Ryanair flight FR2970 departing from Tenerife South Airport for Edinburgh experienced an onboard emergency shortly after take-off yesterday (Sunday), after the crew detected smoke in the cabin and issued an urgent request to return to the airport immediately.

According to a report from Air Traffic Controllers on X (formerly Twitter), the presence of smoke prompted the flight crew to declare an emergency as all the alarms went off on the plane.

Air Traffic Controllers cleared the flight path for the plane so it could land as quickly as possible and activated the emergency services on the ground at the Tenerife South Airport in preparation for a potential evacuation of the plane.

As part of the emergency procedure, other flights were temporarily held until the runway was operational again.

Fortunately, the plane managed to land without further incident and after thorough inspections, was able to take off again and resume its journey.

Smoke onboard Ryanair flight triggers emergency landing in Tenerife

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