Monday 18 December 2017

Plane packed with bitterly disappointed Irish Euro 2016 fans fails to take off from Dublin Airport

Will they make the match on time?

Ireland fans wait at Dublin Airport as their 6.30am flight failed to depart
Ireland fans wait at Dublin Airport as their 6.30am flight failed to depart Newsdesk Newsdesk

A plane full of Irish fans enroute to Lille for tonight's Italy game had to abort take off at Dublin airport this morning.

The Brussels bound Ryanair flight was due to take off from Dublin Airport this morning at 6.30am.

The Boeing 737-800 had commenced its take off run before the pilot slammed on the brakes much to the disappointment of the mostly green-clad passengers.

Fans nervously awaited the technical crews examination of the yet to be revealed issue on flight FR1452.

They have now been informed a second flight will depart Dublin airport shortly after 9.30am.

It is understood the crowds will be approximately two to three hours behind schedule.

The delay has already forced fans to miss flight connections as they bid to reach the north eastern French city in time for this evening's crunch Euro 2016 game.

A spokesperson for Ryanair told "This flight from Dublin to Brussels (22 June) returned to stand ahead of take-off due to a minor technical issue.

"Customers boarded a replacement aircraft, which departed to Brussels later this morning. Ryanair sincerely apologised to all customers affected by this short delay."

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