Ryanair flight from Manchester Airport turns back straight after take-off due to 'technical issue'

The Ryanair flight suffered a 'minor technical issue'
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A Ryanair flight abruptly returned to Manchester Airport just 10 minutes after take-off due to a 'technical issue'.

The FR613 flight's journey to Brussels illustrates an unexpected diversion, swinging back over Staffordshire brief moments after take-off from Manchester on the Monday morning of June 10.

Ryanair confirmed that the change in course was provoked by a 'slight technical problem' regarding the aircraft. Following safe touchdown in Manchester, this issue was investigated by engineers.

Customers aboard the affected flight were later transferred onto an alternate plane headed for Brussels, setting off just past 8am. The initial aircraft has also been reinstated into action since.

Sources confirm there was no 'emergency situation' on board, despite what aviation social media accounts had earlier reported, reports the Manchester Evening News.

A spokesperson for Ryanair clarified: "This flight from Manchester to Brussels (10 June) returned to Manchester shortly after take-off due to a minor technical issue with the aircraft.

"The aircraft was inspected by engineers and has since returned to service, however to minimise disruption to passengers, Ryanair arranged for an alternative aircraft to operate this flight to Brussels which departed Manchester at 8.05am this morning."

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