Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Italy

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:27 AM

GENOA, Italy (Reuters) - A Ryanair flight was forced to make an emergency landing in the Italian city of Genoa on Wednesday, after instruments on the Boeing 737-800 signaled possible cabin pressure problems, the airline said.

Two people were taken to hospital for checks after complaining of earache, Ryanair said. They were later discharged.

The flight, en route from Valencia, Spain to Bergamo in northern Italy, landed "normally" in Genoa at 9:50 a.m. (3.50 a.m. ET) and passengers were taken the rest of the way by bus, Ryanair said.

(Reporting by Paola Balsomini and by Stephen Jewkes in Milan; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)