A Ryanair flight had to make an unscheduled landing at Brussels airport in the midst of a London to Paphos flight.
According to reports on Wednesday, the landing took place on Sunday night after a warning light indicated there was a fire in the plane’s landing gear system.
The pilot of the Boeing 737-800 received the notification around 20-minutes after take-off from Luton and when the plane was some 20 kilometres south-east of Brussels, at a height of 35,000 feet.
He immediately requested permission to make an unscheduled landing at the airport in Belgium.
The passengers were transferred onto another Ryanair plane and continued on to Paphos with a five hour delay but no more technical difficulties. The delay also affected the next Ryanair flight out of Paphos.
In an announcement on Monday, Ryanair apologised to passengers and confirmed the unscheduled landing had been due to problems with the first plane’s wheels.