Ryanair jet narrowly avoids mid-air smash

A Boeing 737-800 operated by Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, had a very near miss with a glider whilst on approach to land at Bremen in Germany.

The aircraft, registration EI-EKJ and performing flight FR3665 from Italy to Bremen in Germany, was on approach to runway 27 when the crew saw a glider in very close proximity to it.

The Ryanair jet was able to continue the approach and it landed safely about 5 minutes later.

Germany’s Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) reported that the separation between the Ryanair Boeing 737-800 and the glider was reduced to 0.36nm laterally. The minimum vertical separation was estimated at 200 feet by the Ryanair crew.