Münster: Ryanair jet had to land with defective flaps

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An emergency exercise was carried out at Münster/Osnabrück Airport on Saturday, November 12, 2023. Just one day later, the emergency services were told “this is not a drill” because a Ryanair Group Boeing 737 landed with a technical defect.

It was actually supposed to go from Palma de Mallorca to Dortmund on November 13, 2023. During the flight, however, the pilots discovered a problem in the area of ​​the landing flaps. Since the runway at FMO is longer, we decided to land here.

All passengers and crew members were able to safely exit the Boeing 737-800. However, the fire brigade was called upon because the medium-haul jet had to land at a higher speed than usual. This put a lot of strain on the brakes. As a precaution, the Florianis then cooled them. Otherwise, the emergency services, who had extensively trained in the emergency just a day before, were not needed.

Boeing 737-800 (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Boeing 737-800 (Photo: Jan Gruber).