icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Ryanair flight returns to Manchester after mid-air emergency

Ryanair flight returns to Manchester after mid-air emergency
A reported bird strike forced Ryanair flight FR3445 destined for Palma de Mallorca to circle around northern England before returning to its airport of origin in Manchester. The plane landed on the runway about an hour after taking off.

The incident was spotted by flight monitoring website AIRLIVE.

Bird strikes – moments when a bird hits a part of a plane, usually with fatal results – are relatively common. Though usually not dangerous, they can pose a risk to engines, particularly during take-off, when this particular bird strike appears to have occurred.