Ryanair lands with less than minimum fuel left
Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet yesterday published an article where a Ryanair flight from Swedish Skavsta (ESKN) to Madrid, Spain on JUly 26 was held before landing in a holding circuit due to weather issues in Madrid. It was held in holding for one hour until it had to divert to Valencia, as the minimum remaining fuel was below 30 minutes flying time.
The flight allegedly landed with "considerably" less than the statutory prescribed fuel quantity remaining.
Passenger comments suggested that a minimum of information was served to the cabin during the course of the event "the silence was the scariest part". Cockpit altitude too high?
The article contains at least one comment by an other airline pilot who stated that "I have been flying for 25 years and never ended up in a situation with so little fuel remaining at landing"
Is this a sign of the finance department taking a firm grip of the cash flow and keeping each fueling to minimums or what is happening?
Does anyone have additional information on this one?
The forum's opinions are welcome!