A Ryanair flight was today forced to make an emergency landing in the Italian city of Genoa.

The airline said instruments on the Boeing 737-800 signalled possible cabin pressure problems

Two women were taken to hospital with minor injuries as a precautionary check but were released shortly after.

Ryanair said the flight, en route from Valencia, Spain to Bergamo in northern Italy, had landed "normally" in Genoa at 9.50am (8.50am Irish time) and passengers had been taken the rest of the way by bus.

A Ryanair spokesman said the airline sincerely apologises to all passengers for any inconvenience caused.

Ryanair engineers inspected the aircraft before returning it to service.