A plane carrying the Irish Prime Minister to the UN General Assembly in New York has returned to Dublin.
The Aer Lingus flight took off from Dublin Airport around 5pm on Wednesday.
It returned to Dublin around 6.30pm.
The plane landed safely at Dublin Airport and all customers and crew disembarked safelyAir Lingus
The plane reportedly experienced vibration in its right engine.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin will participate in discussions at the General Assembly for two days.
A spokesman for Aer Lingus said there was a bird strike shortly after takeoff.
“Aer Lingus Flight EI107, operating from Dublin to New York JFK this afternoon, was forced to turn around when the plane experienced a bird strike shortly after takeoff,” they said.
“The plane landed safely at Dublin Airport and all customers and crew disembarked safely.
“We plan to operate the flight later in the evening with a backup aircraft. We apologize to the affected customers for the inconvenience.”
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/flight-carrying-irish-premier-to-un-gathering-in-new-york-returns-to-dublin-42007676.html Flight carrying Irish premier to UN gathering in New York returns to Dublin