Aer Lingus flight forced to make emergency landing at Dublin after bird strike 4 months ago

Aer Lingus flight forced to make emergency landing at Dublin after bird strike

The plane was headed for Philadelphia.

An Aer Lingus flight was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing after a bird flew into one of the engines earlier on Saturday.

The Boeing 757-200 aircraft, whose flight number was EI115, took off from Dublin Airport at 1.36pm bound for Philadelphia.

However, the plane didn't even make it out of Irish airspace before the bird strike forced it to come back down. In total, the plane was in the sky for less than half an hour.

The strike caused a flame-out of the right engine. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Aer Lingus typically operates a maximum of one return flight on Saturdays to and from Philadelphia, and the return flight EI114 has been cancelled for today as a result of the bird strike.