Ryanair B738 near Bordeaux on Jun 10th 2021, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: June 13, 2021 / 18:11:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-2925

Destination
Lisbon, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
EI-EKI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EKI performing flight FR-2925 from Brussels (Belgium) to Lisbon (Portugal), was enroute at FL370 over the Bay of Biscay about 140nm west of Bordeaux (France) when the crew declared emergency and decided to divert to Bordeaux. The aircraft landed safely on Bordeaux's runway 29 about 40 minutes later, vacated the runway and taxied to the apron.

Tower told emergency services the arriving emergency aircraft had reported they suspected a fuel leak, emergency services should expect fuel on the runway.

A replacement Malta Air Boeing 737-800 registration 9H-QEF reached Lisbon with a delay of about 3 hours.

THe occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 12 hours, then resumed service performing a scheduled flight from Bordeaux to London Stansted.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-2925

Destination
Lisbon, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
EI-EKI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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