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The plane bound for Manchester Airport declared an emergency as it flew over the Irish Sea. The Radar Box flight-tracking service said Aer Lingus flight EI3326 issued urgent cry 7700.

The 7700 code indicates a “general emergency” and usually signifies a technical problem with the aircraft.

The Bpx radar reported that this was due to a “badly broken right windshield”.

The flight took off from Dublin Airport at 3.15pm on Tuesday bound for Manchester Airport.

A spokesperson for Emerald Airlines, operator of Aer Lingus regional services, said: “Aer Lingus regional, operated by Emerald Airlines, can confirm that flight EI3326 from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport, on 31 May, returned to Dublin shortly after takeoff due to a technical problem on board.

“The plane landed safely in Dublin shortly thereafter.

“Affected customers will be re-booked on the next available flight tonight. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers.”

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This notice was published: 2022-06-01 12:29:00

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