Aer Lingus flight to Dublin forced into Shannon diversion
Passengers from London Heathrow told wind conditions ‘unstable’ on approach
An Aer Lingus flight to Dublin was diverted to Shannon after an attempted landing was aborted on Thursday afternoon.
A second aircraft following immediately afterwards also aborted its landing.
Passengers on the Aer Lingus flight EI 163 from London Heathrow were informed that the wind conditions made it too “unstable” to land and the flight was forced to “go around”.
The 180 passengers on the aircraft were told a second flight following just minutes behind also had to abandon its landing.www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-n ... 9?mode=amp
Air accident probe finds Aer Lingus plane was blown off runway by rogue gust of wind
The aircraft was buffeted by strong winds as it landed at Donegal on September 7, 2016
An air accident probe found that an Aer Lingus Regional aircraft was blown off a runway by a rogue gust of wind as it landed.
The plane, an ATR 42-300, with the registration EI-CBK, was on a flight from Dublin to Donegal airport.
As the aircraft, with 17 passengers and three crew, landed at Donegal on September 7, 2016, it was buffeted by strong winds.www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/air- ... r-12946113
Bird forces plane to circle over coast near Bray before landing at Dublin Airport
Fire services followed the aircraft until it had completed its landing as a precaution
A bird forced a plane bound for New York to circle over the coast near Bray before returning to Dublin Airport.
Norwegian Airlines flight D81842 to New York reported a bird-strike during its take-off roll shortly after departing Dublin at approximately 8:36am.
The plane then flew out over Galway before returning to the east coast, where it entered a holding pattern for around three hours in order to burn off fuel before attempting a landing.
Siobhán O’Donnell, from Dublin Airport Authority, confirmed that the incident took place, and also confirmed that the plane landed safely at around 12:20pm.www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-n ... 7?mode=amp