Thursday 22 March 2018

Aer Lingus plane forced to turn back shortly after take-off as fumes reported in cabin

The plane landed at Dublin airport at 8.02am.
The plane landed at Dublin airport at 8.02am.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

An Aer Lingus plane destined for Germany had to turn back to Dublin airport this morning after fumes were reported in the cabin.

Flight number EI352 left Dublin airport for Munich at 7.20am, but the pilot had to revert back to Dublin shortly after take-off.

Some 148 passengers were on board.

The plane landed at Dublin airport at 8.02am and all passengers disembarked.

Emergency services were at the airport as the plane landed as a precaution.

A spokesperson for Aer Lingus said all passengers have been reaccommodated on another flight this morning.

"We do not anticipate any disruption to our schedule as a result," the spokesperson added.

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