AN Aer Lingus flight was forced to divert on Sunday afternoon after it suffered a bird strike.
The flight, EI911, from London Gatwick to Knock in Co. Mayo was forced to land halfway through its journey at Dublin Airport.
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A spokesperson for Aer Lingus told The Irish Post that Flight EI911 encountered a bird-strike sometime after take-off from London Gatwick at 7.22pm.
“As a precautionary measure the flight was diverted to Dublin and landed safely at 20.31,” they said.
"Buses were provided to transport all passengers from Dublin to Knock. We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience caused."