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Ryanair ordered to 'review' fuel policy after making THREE emergency landings because planes almost ran out
21 September 2012 @ 15:33

Budget airline Ryanair has been ordered to 'review' the amount of fuel it carries after three of its planes – including one from the UK -  were forced to make 'Mayday' emergency landings in Spain when  they started to run out .

The airline was operating with a level of fuel that was 'close to the minimum' required in the case of a diversion, they said.

Three Ryanair Boeing 737-800 aircraft heading to Madrid were forced to make emergency landings after being diverted to Valencia because of thunderstorms over the Spanish capital.

One of the three affected  planes was heading from Stansted Airport to Madrid when the diversions and emergency landings occurred at Valencia on July 26 this year.

The Irish Aviation Authority Report noted: 'All three aircraft declared an Emergency (Mayday) when the calculated useable fuel on landing at Valencia was less than the final reserve.'

Read the full article at the Daily Mail online

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