Aer Lingus flight from Dublin forced to turn back due to a technical issue on board
The flight was heading for Lanzarote.
An Aer Lingus flight was forced to return to Dublin Airport this morning following a technical issue on board.
Aer Lingus flight EI776 from Dublin to Lanzarote departed Dublin at 07.28 on Friday morning.
But according to a spokesperson from Aer Lingus, the plane was required to turn back shortly after take-off due to a technical issue and landed back in Dublin shortly after 9am.
"Guests are being re-accommodated on a different aircraft with a new departure time of 1pm local time, arriving at Lanzarote at 5pm local time," the spokesperson said.
"Guests have been issued with meal vouchers.
"Subsequently the returning EI777 has been delayed with a new departure time at Lanzarote of 5.50pm local arriving into Dublin at 9.55pm local time."
The spokesperson said guests in Lanzarote have been advised of their new departure time by text and email, and guests at the airport provided with meal vouchers.
“Aer Lingus would like to apologise for the delay to affected guests,” they said.