Ryanair flight forced to return to Manchester airport after bird strike
A Ryanair flight was forced to return to Manchester airport after a bird strike.
The plane was heading to Palma in Mallorca when the pilot had to abandon the journey shortly after take-off.
A Ryanair spokeswoman said: "This flight from Manchester to Palma returned to Manchester shortly after take-off following a minor bird strike.
"The aircraft landed normally and the flight to Palma will operate as soon as possible.
"Ryanair apologised to affected customers for any inconvenience caused."