Crews swooped on the jet at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.
By Tom Beattie, Breaking News Reporter and James Rodger Content Editor
A Ryanair flight to Majorca was forced to land in France after a “burning smell” as fire engine rushed to the runway. Crews swooped on the jet at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.
The plane landed in France due to a ‘technical issue’ – having departed from Newcastle earlier that day. Flight FR2347 departed Tyneside at around 8.50am and was flying near Toulouse.
Chronicle Live reports a Ryanair spokesman said the aircraft was forced to divert to France after a “minor technical issue”. He said: “This flight from Newcastle to Palma diverted to Toulouse due to a minor technical issue with the aircraft.
“To minimise disruption to passengers, we have arranged for an alternative aircraft to bring them to Palma later today. Affected passengers have been notified and provided with refreshment vouchers.
“Ryanair sincerely apologises to all affected passengers.” Passengers on board the flight heading to Palma de Mallorca Airport told ChronicleLive they had heard reports of a problem with the plane’s engines.
Images from a passenger shows the flight after being grounded at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport where it was met on the tarmac by a number of fire engines. The flight was due to touch down in Majorca at approximately 12:35pm.