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Ireland Aer Lingus flight turns back after bird strike

17:20  29 september  2019
17:20  29 september  2019 Source:   belfastlive.co.uk

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The terrifying incident, which just occurred in the last few minutes, happened on flight EI115 from Dublin Airport to Philadelphia. © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited The flight has been forced into making an emergency landing (Picture: Airport Webcams).

A US-bound Aer Lingus flight has made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this Saturday afternoon after An airline spokesperson said: “ Aer Lingus flight EI115 (Dublin to Philadelphia) was required to turn back when the aircraft experienced a bird strike shortly after take-off.

a large passenger jet flying through a blue sky: Aer Lingus © Getty Aer Lingus

A flight out of Belfast City Airport had to turn back today thanks a bird strike.

The Aer Lingus service to Heathrow appears to have circled an area to the east of Belfast Lough before coming back to land at Belfast International, according to an image from the Flightradar24 site.

Aer Lingus planes at Dublin airport © Getty Aer Lingus planes at Dublin airport

A spokesman for the airline told Belfast Live: “Aer Lingus flight EI930, 29th September from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow, was required to turn back when the aircraft experienced a bird strike shortly after take-off. The aircraft landed safely at Belfast International Airport and all guests and crew safely disembarked.

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“Guests are being re-accommodated on the next available flights from Belfast City Airport and Dublin to London Heathrow today and are being provided surface transport from Belfast International Airport to either Belfast City Airport or Dublin.

  Aer Lingus flight turns back after bird strike © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited

“Subsequently return flight EI931 from London Heathrow to Belfast City Airport has been cancelled. Those guests will be re-accommodated on flights to both Belfast and Dublin today, with ground transportation provided as needed.

"We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to our guests.”

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