Monday 29 May 2017

First good result of the day: Fans whose plane failed to take off in Dublin make it to Lille

Lorraine Doyle, Liz Heffernan, Denis O'Sullivan, Stephen O
Lorraine Doyle, Liz Heffernan, Denis O'Sullivan, Stephen O"Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan and Eamon Scott after arriving Lille after their delay from Dublin Airport. Photo: Mark Condren
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

A PLANE full of Ireland fans who thought they would miss Ireland’s final group game at Euro 2016 tonight have arrived in Lille safe and sound.

The fans were onboard a Brussels-bound Ryanair flight from Dublin this morning when the pilot chose to abort take-off due to a minor technical issue.

Eamon Scott from Malahide was on-board with five friends when the take-off was aborted and said he was worried they would miss the game.

“We’re just glad to be here now,” he said after arriving in Lille.

“We are three hours behind schedule but it could have been far worse.

“The pilot obviously made the right decision but 200 supporters on board could have been left very disappointed had we not made it.”

Some of the fans whose flight was delayed. Photo: Mark Condren
Some of the fans whose flight was delayed. Photo: Mark Condren

“Hopefully we’ll get to see a good result now and the lads will pull off the win.”

“It all could have been far worse and the airline were right to err on the side of caution.”

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