Ryanair B738 near Brest on Jan 3rd 2021, technical issue

Last Update: January 4, 2022 / 09:21:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-4052

Destination
Faro, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
EI-EFY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EFY performing flight FR-4052 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Faro (Portugal), was enroute at FL410 about 80nm north of Brest (France) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL110 levelling off at FL110 briefly about 6 minutes after leaving FL410 (average rate of descent 5000 fpm). The aircraft diverted to Brest for a safe landing on runway 25L and stopped on the runway. About 25 minutes after landing the aircraft vacated the runway and stopped on the parallel taxiway, where passengers disembarked and were bussed to the terminal.

A passenger initially reported there was a fire outside the aircraft, later correcting the fire was inside the aircraft.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration EI-DLF was dispatched to Brest, continued the flight and reached Faro with a delay of about 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Brest about 14 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-EFY
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
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-4052

Destination
Faro, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
EI-EFY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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