Ryanair flight from UK to Morocco makes emergency landing in Portugal after pilot falls ill.
The aircraft was heading to Morocco but had to divert to Faro Airport on the Portuguese Algarve – triggering a “red alert”.
The pilot had told passengers before landing he wasn’t feeling well, Portuguese daily Correio da Manha reports.
The 18 passengers on board were forced to wait at the Algarve airport to takeoff again.
A Ryanair spokesman told The Sun: “This flight from Stansted to Morocco (5 Dec) diverted to Faro when one of the pilots became ill.
A spokesperson from Ryanair said: ‘There was no “emergency landing”.
‘This flight from Stansted to Morocco (5 Dec) diverted to Faro when one of the pilots became ill.