Ryanair flight FR4102 which suffered multiple bird strikes on landing this morning remains on the runway at Rome Ciampino Airport. The aircraft suffered “substantial damage” as it made an emergency landing. Passengers exited the plane using its emergency chutes.
It appears that the left hand main landing gear suffered substantial damage on landing, which will delay the aircraft being removed from the runway for some hours. As a result Rome Ciampino Airport has been closed to all flights including Ryanair’s until sometime later today.
The aircraft is still being examined by Ryanair engineers and the Italian Aviation Authority. They have not yet allowed Ryanair to remove passengers’ baggage, but as soon as they do passengers will be reunited with the belongings so they can continue onwards to their destination. Ryanair’s ground handling agent in Rome Ciampino Airport are providing passengers with refreshments and assistance.
As a precaution 2 cabin crew and 3 passengers have been take to a local hospital complaining of minor injuries.