AN AER Lingus flight from Dublin declared an emergency over the Irish Sea yesterday afternoon.
The flight, en route to Manchester, had to return to Dublin Airport shortly after take-off.
In a statement, the airline confirmed a "technical issue" on board one of its regional aircraft.
It said the plane landed safely a short time later and affected passengers were being rebooked on the next available flight yesterday evening.
The plane was a few miles from the coast of Wales when it began its return, only 20 minutes after takeoff.
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The emergency experienced by passengers was reportedly a “badly shattered right-hand windscreen”.
The emergency is the second such reroute that Aer Lingus has had this year, with a flight between Birmingham and Dublin being redirected to Manchester in early January.