Aer Lingus flight from Dublin declares emergency over the Irish Sea

The flight, en route to Manchester, had to return to Dublin Airport shortly after take-off
Aer Lingus flight from Dublin declares emergency over the Irish Sea

An Aer Lingus flight from Dublin declared an emergency over the Irish Sea this afternoon.

The flight, en route to Manchester, had to return to Dublin Airport shortly after take-off.

In a statement, the airline confirmed a "technical issue" on board one of its regional aircraft.

It said the plane landed safely a short time later and affected passengers were being rebooked on the next available flight this evening.

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