Friday 30 September 2016

Aer Lingus flight grounded in Dublin due to technical fault with aircraft

Cian Murray

Published 24/08/2016 | 16:34

The flight was scheduled to depart Dublin at 3:50pm and arrive in Chicago O'Hare at 6:15pm local time.
The flight was scheduled to depart Dublin at 3:50pm and arrive in Chicago O'Hare at 6:15pm local time.

An Aer Lingus flight scheduled to travel from Dublin to Chicago has been cancelled today due to a technical fault with the aircraft.

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The EI125 flight was scheduled to depart Dublin at 3:50pm and arrive in Chicago O'Hare at 6:15pm local time this evening.

An Aer Lingus spokesperson said that "the majority of passengers are being rebooked onto two Chicago services departing from Dublin tomorrow and overnight accommodation (has been) provided in Dublin as required.

"Others have been re-accommodated on other North American services using onward connections and via other transatlantic gateways."

It has been an eventful day for the airline, with the captain of the EI3701 service from Birmingham to Cork declaring a "full emergency" prior to landing this morning.

There were 59 passengers and four crew on board the flight, which landed safely in Cork at approximately at 10:05am this morning.

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