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Washington to Dublin flight lands in Belfast after technical issue

Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport

A United Airlines flight from Washington to Dublin was diverted to Belfast on Friday after a "technical issue".

The Boeing 757-200 plane was on its way from Washington Dulles International Airport to Dublin when the issue occurred.

The flight landed safely at Belfast International Airport and passengers disembarked normally.

A United Airlines spokesperson said that 166 passengers were on board with a crew of seven.

After landing in Belfast passengers were then placed on coaches to Dublin.

"We worked as quickly as possible to get our customers on coaches to Dublin Airport," the spokesperson said.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."

A Belfast International Airport spokesperson confirmed that a flight from Washington to Dublin was diverted to the airport on Friday morning and landed safely.

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