Prestwick Ryanair flight diverted following mid-air 'technical issue'

The flight bound for Malaga diverted to Dublin shortly after take-off on Monday.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport flight to Malaga diverted to Dublin following mid-air ‘technical issue’ iStock

A flight from Prestwick was forced to divert shortly after take-off due to a “technical issue”.

The Ryanair FR655 service departed the South Ayrshire airport at around 8.45am on Monday bound for Malaga and was scheduled to land in Spain at around 12.40pm.

However, a minor technical issue meant the flight had to be diverted to Dublin.

Passengers were moved to another aircraft and landed in Malaga on Monday afternoon.

A Ryanair spokesperson said: “The flight from Glasgow to Malaga (May 13) diverted to Dublin due to a minor technical issue with the aircraft.

“To minimise disruption to passengers, Ryanair quickly arranged for another aircraft to operate this flight while engineers inspected the original aircraft, which arrived in Malaga this afternoon (May 13).”

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