Ryanair plane forced to land moments after take-off

Flight from Edinburgh to Dublin returned to airport after tyre burst

A Ryanair flight from Edinburgh to Dublin has been forced to land moments after take-off due to a burst tyre. File photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A Ryanair flight from Edinburgh to Dublin has been forced to land moments after take-off due to a burst tyre. File photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

 

A Ryanair flight was forced to land moments after taking off when one of the aircraft’s tyres burst.

The 8.05am flight from Edinburgh to Dublin immediately returned to the Scottish airport because of the problem with the wheel.

It landed safely and taxied to a remote part of the airport to be checked over by an engineer, sent from Ryanair’s base at Prestwick Airport about 70 miles away.

The airport said one of the wheels was punctured and the pilot decided to return to Edinburgh to prevent any problems when landing in Dublin.

Some passengers tweeted from the airport after the flight was delayed.

Rami Okasha said: “On a Ryanair plane stuck at Edinburgh. Unfortunately a tyre exploded on take-off and we had to land again rather suddenly. All well.”

Other passengers complained about the delay to the flight and a shortage of vouchers to cover lunch costs.

A Ryanair spokeswoman described the incident as a “precautionary air turn back” and said no emergency was declared.

She said: “A flight from Edinburgh to Dublin today suffered a burst tyre on take-off from Edinburgh Airport.

“The aircraft returned to Edinburgh and landed normally, and customers disembarked and were provided with refreshment vouchers.

“Ryanair sincerely apologised to all those affected by the delay to their journey.”

PA