According to CNN Portugal, the aircraft - a Boeing 737-8AS - was heading towards Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, when the problem was detected while flying over Beja yesterday (14 May).
The plane had taken off from Faro airport at 1:24 pm, and returned to the airport in the Algarve at 3:05 pm, safely.
Before landing again, the aircraft spent approximately an hour and a half circling the region of Tavira and flying over the sea to burn fuel.
Um avião da Ryanair, com destino a Birmingham, aterrou de emergência esta tarde no Algarve, depois de uma avaria detetada a bordo. No voo seguiam 188 pessoas que tiveram de ser transferidas para outro avião. https://t.co/EtTVEz7kxL— CNN Portugal (@cnnportugal) May 14, 2023