A Ryanair flight traveling from Faro, Portugal, to Belfast International was compelled to return to Faro shortly after take-off. The airline attributed the return to a technical issue with the aircraft. After landing normally at Faro Airport, the plane experienced a minor tire issue on the runway. Passengers were able to disembark normally and return to the terminal.
Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 indicated that the plane circled over the sea before returning to Faro, a procedure used by air crews to consume fuel so that the plane can land safely. Ryanair stated that a replacement aircraft departed for Belfast at 18:18 GMT.
Belfast International Airport confirmed the flight's landing at approximately 21:00 GMT. The incident highlights the importance of safety protocols and procedures in aviation to ensure the well-being of passengers and the safe operation of flights.