Collision with flock of birds sees plane diverted to Belfast International Airport

A FLIGHT was diverted to Belfast International Airport on Sunday morning after colliding with a flock of birds.

Flight EI930 from Belfast City to London Heathrow was diverted shortly after take-off to Belfast International Airport after 9am.

A spokesperson for Aer Lingus said: “Guests are being re-accommodated on the next available flights from Belfast City Airport and Dublin to London Heathrow today and are being provided surface transport from Belfast International Airport to either Belfast City Airport or Dublin.

“Subsequently, return flight EI931 from London Heathrow to Belfast City Airport has been cancelled. Those guests will be re-accommodated on flights to both Belfast and Dublin today, with ground transportation provided as needed.

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to our guests.”

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