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IrelandAer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board

12:15  30 august  2019
12:15  30 august  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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The flight landed safely in Dublin at 9.05am and was met at the terminal by ground crews and engineers.

Aer Lingus flight EI3806 departed Cork at 6:40am but was forced to land at Dublin airport shortly after due to a technical issue. A spokesperson for Stobart Air – which operates the Aer Lingus regional route – confirmed the incident and said that all passengers “were offered the next available

Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board © Catalyst Images The Aer Lingus EI-DER Airbus A320 makes its final approach for landing at Toulouse-Blagnac airport, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau AN AER LINGUS flight was forced to return to Dublin Airport this morning after the crew reported a ‘smell’ on board.

Flight EI-776 from Dublin to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, departed at around 6.50am and was about 30 minutes into its journey when the flight crew advised air traffic controllers that they would need to return to Dublin.

The crew had been in contact with the airline’s operations centre and advised them that the cabin crew had detected a smell in the passenger cabin.

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Aer Lingus flight EI139 had departed Dublin for Boston at 4.23pm with 280 passengers on board . An Aer Lingus spokesman said eight cabin crew members were on board at the time and all but one of them fell ill. The flight crew was unaffected prompting speculation that fumes in the galley areas may

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The flight crew reported that no one had displayed any signs of being affected by the smell but that they would monitor the situation for a while.

Soon afterwards, when the Airbus A320-200 jet was about 100 kilometres south of Cork, the flight further advised air traffic control that cabin crew members had reported experiencing some side effects.

Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board © PA Archive PA Images File photo

It’s understood that while the flight attendants were not feeling unwell, they were experiencing ‘watery and itchy eyes’. As a result, the pilot opted to return to Dublin to have the issue investigated. It’s not known whether any passengers were affected.

The pilot also told controllers they believed the smell may have originated in the plane’s air conditioning system. The crew did not declare an emergency and confirmed they would not require any services on arrival at Dublin.

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An Aer Lingus flight from Cork to London Heathrow was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after departure. Flight EI 712 departed at 11.50am from Cork Airport but was 151 passengers and crew were on board and efforts are now being made to transfer or reschedule passengers to London.

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The flight was cleared to a lower altitude to allow the crew burn off aviation fuel to ensure the flight touched down within safe landing weight limits.

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Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board

While a comment has been sought from Aer Lingus, an airline source confirmed there was an issue with a smell on board and that the crew decided to return as a precaution.

The source added that one passenger complained of feeling ‘nauseous’ which ‘may not have been linked to the odour’. Ambulance paramedics were requested to meet the aircraft on arrival as a precaution, the source said said.

The flight landed safely in Dublin at 9.05am and was met at the terminal by ground crews and engineers.

The passengers are expected to resume their journey later this morning.

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