easyJet emergency landing in Faro

Suspected engine fire

easyJet, which made an emergency landing in Faro yesterday

The Madeira News website, with its automated news feed incorporating Google translate, has picked up a report that an easyJet plane, which was connecting Faro and Glasgow, made an emergency landing yesterday shortly after taking off, on suspicion of a fire in one of the engines, according to Civil Protection sources and specialized websites.

A source from the District Relief Operations Command (CDOS) of Faro told the Lusa agency that the EasyJet flight declared an emergency at around 21:43 to return to Faro Airport, having landed safely around 22:00.

“The previous intervention plan for Faro International Airport was activated, at red alert level, and 34 vehicles with 80 operational were dispatched to the site. The aircraft landed safely, the checks were carried out and it returned to the hangar for further checks”, explained the CDOS of Faro.

Engine turned off prior to emergency landing

According to several pages specializing in aviation, after take-off, the crew of the flight with about 190 passengers, bound for Glasgow, Scotland, was alerted to a fire in one of the plane’s engines.

The engine was turned off and an emergency was declared from the aircraft. After landing, firefighters inspected the aircraft, which had no signs of fire, these platforms say.

Airbus A320 flight data show that the aircraft circled the Algarve region for a few minutes before returning to Faro Airport and making the emergency landing.

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