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Ryanair plane lands unexpectedly in Berlin

The Local · 25 Sep 2012, 08:53

Published: 25 Sep 2012 08:53 GMT+02:00

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It is just the latest of a series of problems the budget airline has experienced, with a row of unscheduled and emergency landings leading to pilots criticising managers for putting too much pressure on them to fly with as little fuel onboard as possible.

The Berlin incident happened on Monday morning after a warning light went on in the cockpit of the London-Stansted flight while it was over Kassel. This prompted the crew to change course and land in Berlin. Passengers were transferred to another plane and continued to Bratislava.

In July three Ryanair planes sent out mayday signals in Valencia, Spain, after finding out they were short on fuel. This prompted an investigation by the Irish air safety authorities which concluded that Ryanair was not doing anything wrong and that the planes in question had the right amount of fuel on board.

But in September, three further Ryanair planes made unscheduled landings in Spain for varied reasons including a damaged engine.

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10:56 September 25, 2012 by timezoner
why do you think they put cameras on phones Mr. J
15:01 September 25, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
I have no idea why they put cameras on phones timezoner?

This policy of Ryanair sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. We really will be putting our arms out the plane windows and flappig like birds soon if O'Leary gets his way. His flights are nowadays only marginally cheaper than other more comfortable airlines so he cannot justify this.
19:14 September 25, 2012 by nemo999
Did Ryanair charge the passengers for the extra stop, and the cost of transferring their baggage from one aircraft to the other?
19:53 September 25, 2012 by marimay
Good thing that guy caught it before it crashed.
21:03 September 25, 2012 by Englishted
Some very droll comments people ,well done and keep it up .
23:09 September 25, 2012 by zeddriver

Bet that did cost them. Remember to add in the landing and departure tax as well.

That model the bloke is holding sure looks realistic replica. It's left wing seems to be missing. But for just ten more Euro. We'll put that back on.
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