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The flight from Edinburgh to the French town of Carcassonne made the emergency call over the west midlands this morning.
It made the Squawk 7700 call – the aviation term for general emergency – 25 minutes after departure at 9.15am.
The passenger jet then made a U-turn towards London Stansted airport where it quickly landed safely at 9.30am.
FlightRadar24 data shows the Boeing 737 descended from 37,000ft to 10,275ft in 10 minutes after declaring the emergency.
Ryanair have not yet publicly announced what the emergency on board was,
Ryanair later confirmed the diversion was due to a medical incident onboard and said the aircraft landed normally.