Ryanair flight diverted by UFO

Ryanair flight diverted by UFO

A Ryanair flight from Dublin to Liverpool had to abandon its landing after a UFO was spotted over the River Mersey by skywatchers.

Ryanair flight 488 was told to perform a go-around after the unidentified flying object was spotted.

The Boeing 737 was two miles from John Lennon Airport on final approach when the call was made.

After circling back over Wirral, the flight landed safely at 10.47pm last night.

Reports claim that the captain told passengers that the landing was abandoned because of a suspected drone, but airport officials have since said that nothing was found when further checks were carried out.

Airport spokesman Robin Tudor said: “At the top of the control tower we do visual checks, looking around the airfield, and even at night time the guys are still there.

“They thought they saw something about a mile out from the airfield, on the mid to far side of the Mersey.”

Last night’s incident is expected to spark the interest of Britain’s UFO hunters.