Ryanair redefines “low cost” with a sticky tape fix

Ryanair apparently considers that the use of sticky tape to fix cracks in aircraft is a routine technical issue. It begs the question as to how often Ryanair fixes its mechanical problems on aircraft with string and sticky tape.

Ryanair flight forced to land after crew fixed pilot’s window with sticky tape 

A Ryanair flight carrying 200 people was forced to turn back to Stansted after sticky tape used to ‘patch up’ the pilot’s window came loose. 
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said the tape was being used merely as an extra precaution to secure a new window seal. 
But the pilot made the decision to terminate the flight after the tape became loose and started making flapping noises. One passenger, Anthony Neal from Kent, told The Sun: ‘We were kept in the dark, and were terrified. I could see guys taping in the windscreen with what looked like duct tape or gaffer tape. ‘We were in the sky, then the pilot said due to damage on the windscreen, we were going to have to turn back.’ 
Ryanair has insisted that normal procedures had been followed and that there was no danger to passengers or crew. A spokesman said: ‘We do not comment on routine technical issues. All Ryanair flights operate in accordance with approved safety standards.’

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