Flight carrying Taoiseach to United Nations rally in New York returns to Dublin

A plane carrying Irish Prime Minister Michelle Martin to New York for the United Nations Basic Assembly has returned to Dublin.

The Aer Lingus flight departed from Dublin Airport at all around 5pm on Wednesday.

It returned to Dublin close to 6.30pm.

There were being reports of vibrations in the plane’s suitable engine.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will take part in the two-day convention dialogue.

A spokesman for Aer Lingus mentioned the hen strike transpired soon following takeoff.

“Aer Lingus flight EI107 from Dublin to JFK in New York this afternoon was requested to convert back again when it was struck by a bird soon after takeoff,” they mentioned.

“The aircraft landed safely at Dublin Airport and all travellers and crew disembarked safely.

“We plan to run this flight with a alternative plane later on tonight. We apologise to influenced customers for the inconvenience.”

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