Aer Lingus flight returns to Dublin following ‘technical issue’

Airline says Airbus EI660 to ‘undergo inspection’ after landing safely at 9.20am

Flight tracking website AirLive.net reported that the plane turned around just over Wales. Photograph: AirLive.net.

Flight tracking website AirLive.net reported that the plane turned around just over Wales. Photograph: AirLive.net.

 

An Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Vienna was forced to return to Ireland after reporting a “technical issue”.

According to the airline the Airbus A-320, flight number EI660, left Dublin at 8.30am and “a short time later a technical issue arose and the captain made the decision to return to Dublin.”

Flight tracking website AirLive.net reported that the plane turned around just over Wales.

The aircraft landed at Dublin airport at 9.20am.

An Aer Lingus spokeswoman said that emergency services were on stand-by at Dublin airport, confirming that “the aircraft will undergo inspection”.

She followed on to say passengers will be “accommodated on an alternative aircraft and resume their journey to Vienna this morning”.

Website airportwebcams.net later reported the reason for the turn-around was because of “an odour on board”. This could not be immediately confirmed with the airline.