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Saturday 25 February 2017

Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin 'following reports of engine vibrations'

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus

An Aer Lingus flight bound for Portugal was forced to return to Dublin Airport this morning after take-off.

Aer Lingus flight E1490 took off for Faro at 6.20am but the decision was made to return shortly into the flight.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport Authority told Independent.ie the decision was made following reports of a vibration in one of the plane's engines.

"The flight returned to Dublin Airport at 7.07am and was met by emergency services on the ground as a precaution," he said.

"All passengers disembarked safely."

Aer Lingus do not anticipate any delays to the schedule as a result of the flight's return.

All passengers will be flown to Portugal later this morning.

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