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Ryanair plane with 148 passengers makes emergency landing at Majorca airport

A warning light indicating a possible fire came on soon after take-off

A Ryanair passenger jet carrying 148 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Majorca on Thursday after a fire warning light came on.

The aeroplane had taken off from Son Sant Joan airport en route to Memmingen, Germany, at about 6.43am.

But just over half an hour later, at 7.20am, the pilot was forced to make a U-turn and land back at the airport after one of the indicators on the control panel of the cockpit signalled a possible technical fault.

Air traffic control was noted and the plane landed normally, the Europa Press news agency reported. 

None of the passengers were injured or required medical attention.

All on board disembarked and were given refreshment vouchers while they waited for a replacement plane to be sent to the airport - that flight was scheduled to depart at 12.30pm.

A Ryanair spokesman said the company offered its “most sincere apologies to all passengers affected by this delay”.