Dublin Airport Mayday call as emergency team rush to Ryanair plane in fire alert


A Ryanair flight that had just landed in Dublin Airport was met by emergency services after receiving a fire indication warning upon arrival.

The pilot announced a Mayday emergency call to air traffic controllers in Dublin as the London Stansted plane touched ground after 11am this morning.

Luka Cvetkovic of Instagram account Euro Spotter happened to be at the scene and snapped the emergency services team rushing to the incident.

As many as five fire trucks were deployed to the scene after the worrying call was made.

As the plane landed, the aircraft received the alert with the pilot reporting the ‘Mayday’ incident to Air Traffic control according to LiveATC.net.

Emergency services rush to Ryanair plane after Dublin Airport Mayday call (Image: Luka Cvetkovic of Instagram account Euro Spotter)

The tower controller told the pilot that there had been smoke on landing but that there was nothing more once the plane was at a standstill.

The staff on board feared that an evacuation might have to take place but on closer inspection, landing gear was examined by the fire crew who confirmed there was “no heat transfer”.

Nearly ten minutes after landing, the aircraft was able to successfully shut down the engines with no danger present and crew and passengers disembarked as normal.

The plane was towed off the runway where a further inspection took place.

A Ryanair spokeswoman said: “The crew of this flight from London Stansted to Dublin on 21 Feb detected a minor technical issue with the aircraft upon landing at Dublin Airport.”

Get the latest news straight to your inbox

Sign up for Dublin Live’s breaking news newsletter by simply entering your email address here

The FREE email will land into your inbox every day. Whether it be traffic and travel, what’s on or crime – this newsletter will have you covered for everything.

You can unsubscribe from this service at any time. And rest assured that your data will not be shared with any other party.

She added: “In line with procedures, the crew notified ATC, passengers disembarked normally and the aircraft is being inspected by Ryanair engineers.”

Source: Dublin News