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Aer Lingus plane travelling to New York makes emergency landing at Dublin

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Aer Lingus plane travelling to New York makes emergency landing at Dublin

An Aer Lingus plane travelling to New York was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing at Dublin airport after the crew reported an issue with the jet’s landing gear just moments after take-off.

Flight EI105 landed safety in Dublin without incident shortly after 11.40am, about 50 minutes after departure.

A spokesperson for Aer Lingus confirmed that the flight, which left Terminal 2 at 10.50am, had returned to Dublin airport following difficulties.

"The aircraft returned to Dublin shortly after take-off following detection of a technical issue. The aircraft landed safely at 11.40am. The aircraft is currently being inspected by engineers," they said.

There are reports that its undercarriage did not retract during lift off.

Aer Lingus said the 266 passengers on board have been transferred to an alternative aircraft which is expected to depart for JFK airport at 1.30pm.