Ryanair B738 at Tenerife on Apr 7th 2019, first officer incapacitated

Last Update: April 9, 2019 / 19:27:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 7, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-654

Aircraft Registration
EI-EMA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EMA performing flight FR-654 from Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia,CI (Spain) to Glasgow Prestwick,SC (UK), was climbing out of Tenerife's runway 07 when the the captain stopped the climb at FL250 after the first officer had become ill and became incapacitated. The captain returned the aircraft to Tenerife Sur Sofia Reina for a safe landing on runway 07 about 45 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2 hours, then departed again with a replacement first officer and reached Prestwick with a delay of 2:40 hours.

The airline reported the first officer became ill shortly after departure, the captain returned the aircraft to Tenerife where medical services took care of the first officer.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-EMA
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 737-8AS
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 7, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-654

Aircraft Registration
EI-EMA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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