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Emergency services called to Belfast City Airport after Flybe flight forced to return after take off

A Flybe flight was forced to return to Belfast City Airport. (Tim Goode/PA)
A Flybe flight was forced to return to Belfast City Airport. (Tim Goode/PA)

Emergency services attended Belfast City Airport on Thursday morning after a Flybe flight was forced to return to the airport.

The incident involved a Flybe flight travelling from Belfast City Airport to Edinburgh at 7.20am.

A Flybe spokesman said the flight landed safely following a technical fault shortly after take off that resulted in the captain electing to shut down the number one engine as a safety precaution.

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Belfast City Airport

"The pilot followed all required procedures and the aircraft landed without further incident," the spokesman said.

"As is standard procedure, the aircraft was met by the airport’s emergency service vehicles.

"All 76 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand and will be re-accommodated on the next available flight.

"The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority and the airline apologises for any inconvenience experienced."

It is understood the fire service, police and Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team attended the scene, along with Bangor, Donaghdee and Larne RNLI.

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