Flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport soon after take-off

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A CityJet plane was forced to return back to Dublin Airport soon after departure this morning.

Flight WX118 left the runway London-bound at about 7.30am but circled back towards Dublin less than an hour later.

A spokesperson for CityJet told that a technical issue with the front windscreen led to the pilot's decision to abort the flight.

"Normal safety protocol meant that the plane had to return so that the windscreen issue could be examined," the spokesperson said.

"Customers will be accommodated on other flights. Any inconvenience is regrettable but safety comes first."

It is understood that the plane - which holds between 90-95 passengers - was almost full to capacity.

According to CityJet, an investigation is ongoing after the plane landed safely in Dublin.