A Boeing 737-800 operated by Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, performing flight FR-1182 from Shannon to London Gatwick was involved in an incident recently that resulted in a terrain warning being set off due to the aircraft being too low.
The flight, on the 7th February and with 131 people on board, was on a visual approach to Gatwick’s runway 08R when the aircraft descended below profile and received a terrain message. The crew corrected the profile and continued for a safe landing on runway 08R.
The NTSB reported that the crew noticed at the same time as the terrain message was issued, that the aircraft had descended too low and corrected their visual approach profile. The United Kingdom’s AAIB is investigating the occurrence, the NTSB have assigned an accredited representative as state of manufacture and design of the aircraft.