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Airport denies reports of emergency on Ryanair flight from Cork

Local media reported an emergency in connection with this evening’s flight to East Midlands Airport.

EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT has denied reports this evening of an emergency in connection with a Ryanair flight from Cork.

According to details on the Ryanair site, the flight landed safely at East Midlands shortly after 10pm today, but was delayed due to an ‘air traffic control’ delay:

Ryanair flight

There were reports in local media and on Twitter this evening of an emergency on board flight FR1769.

However, when contacted by, East Midlands Airport said there had been no emergency incident at the airport this evening, “involving Ryanair or otherwise”.

Update 11:36am, Thursday, 31 July 2014:

Ryanair has confirmed that a customer was taken ill on the flight:

A customer onboard this flight from Cork to East Midlands last night (30 July) became ill. The crew informed ATC and requested to be met by an ambulance. The aircraft landed normally and the customer was met by medical staff, but did not require treatment. There was no emergency on this flight.

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