People living near the airport had reported an “unhealthy” sounding plane around 8:30 am today.
Ryanair flight FR2131, which took off from Manchester Airport and was bound for Lanzarote, was forced to turn around after being struck by a bird.
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Flight path data shows the holiday jet was forced to turn around as it flew over Wrexham and make an emergency landing at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.
Ryanair and Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport said the plane had landed safely.
The passengers were then reportedly transferred to a replacement plane after a delay of about an hour.
A Ryanair spokesperson said: “” This flight from Manchester to Lanzarote (October 13) was rerouted to Liverpool airport following a minor bird strike.
“The plane landed normally and customers were transferred to a replacement plane which took off for Lanzarote after a short delay of around an hour.
“Ryanair has sincerely apologized to all affected customers. “
A Liverpool John Lennon airport has confirmed the unscheduled landing of the Ryanair flight.
An airport spokesperson said: “A Ryanair flight which took off from Manchester Airport to Arrecife (Lanzarote) requested to land here at Liverpool John Lennon Airport at 8.45am this morning , landing safely and without incident at 8:53 a.m.
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“The passengers were then transferred to another Ryanair plane to continue their journey to Lanzarote. “
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