Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Majorca after 'fire on board'

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Ryanair plane carrying 148 passengers makes emergency landing in Majorca after 'fire on board'

A Ryanair flight was forced to return to Palma's Son Sant Joan airport in Majorca 35 minutes after taking off - because a fire alarm went off on board.

The plane set off at 6.43am bound for the German city of Memmingen on Thursday.

According to the local.es, by 7.20am, the pilot was forced to return to the airport after a fire alarm went off in the aircraft's landing gear.

Emergency services were activated at the airport in case the fire prevented a safe landing.

None of the passengers needed medical attention and the plane landed normally.

Everybody on board was reportedly given refreshments while waiting for another scheduled flight to depart at 12.30pm.

According to the Independent, a Ryanair spokesman said the company offered its "most sincere apologies to all passengers affected by this delay".

Speaking to the MailOnline Travel, a spokesman added: "Ryanair flight FR8551 Palma to Memmingen today (29 May) returned to Palma shortly after take-off after a cockpit warning light indicated a possible technical issue.

"The captain notified local ATC, the aircraft landed normally, customers disembarked and were provided with refreshment vouchers before they transfer to a replacement aircraft, which Ryanair sent to Palma."

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