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Flybe flight forced to return to Belfast airport after possible fault

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)

A Belfast flight was forced to return to the airport after take-off due to a possible technical fault.

Emergency services were called to the scene after the Flybe flight from Belfast to Manchester requested to return to George Best Belfast City Airport shortly after take-off on Thursday evening.

The Fire Service, police and Ambulance Service were dispatched, however the plane landed safely and all passengers were able to disembark.

A Flybe spokesperson said: "Flybe can confirm that following an indication of a possible technical issue the captain took the appropriate decision to return to Belfast as a precautionary measure.

"The issue was rectified during a thorough engineering inspection and passengers are due to depart for Manchester shortly.

"The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority at all times and Flybe would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience experienced."

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