On April 9th, 2023, a Ryanair flight FR5542 from Liverpool to Dublin experienced a malfunction with its nose wheel while landing at Dublin Airport. The incident prompted a full emergency, and the Dublin Airport Fire Service immediately responded.
Passengers disembarked the aircraft safely and normally after the Airport Fire Officer gave the all-clear signal. There were no initial reports of injuries, but one passenger was treated for shock. However, the incident resulted in a suspension of plane arrivals at Dublin Airport, and air traffic flows was restricted during the event.
A statement released by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) spokesperson indicated that the emergency response team had responded appropriately to the situation, and the incident was classified as an aircraft recovery incident. The South Runway at the airport remained closed for the evening as a result of the incident.
National Ambulance Service personnel and medics were on hand to meet passengers on arrival inside the terminal. The safety and well-being of passengers and crew are always of utmost importance, and the airport authorities worked diligently to ensure that everyone involved in the incident was safe.