4ni Home Northern Ireland Weather Forecast

Temp: 2°C

Martin Phillips Carpets
Best Kiln Dried Logs
Geoghegan Conservatory Conversions NI
Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
Speedy Registrations Co Ltd
used BMW Northern Ireland
Flagship Media Group Ltd
DB Tiles & Bathrooms

Northern Ireland News

4NI National News
04 August 2009

Bird Strike Grounds Derry Flight

Bird Strike Grounds Derry FlightThere were no injuries yesterday when a Ryanair flight from City of Derry Airport was forced to make an unscheduled landing at Dublin Airport.

It had been struck by a flock of birds, just after the plane began its journey to its destination in Birmingham.

Passengers were transferred onto another flight to Birmingham at about 4pm on Monday and a spokeswoman for Derry Airport said a report of the incident would be made to the relevant authorities.

"The aircraft was diverted to Dublin to allow technicians to check the aircraft," she said.

"The airport's bird hazard management procedures were in operation and a report of the incident will be made to relevant authorities."

Last November, 166 passengers had to be evacuated via escape chutes from a Ryanair plane which made an emergency landing at Rome's Ciampino airport after it was similarly struck by birds during its approach.

Ciampino, which is used by low cost carriers to Rome but is also a military and VIP airport, was closed after the Boeing 737-800, which had flown from Frankfurt Hahn, came to rest at end of the runway with the left hand engine resting on the tarmac. Firefighters covered the plane and surrounding area in fire retardant foam.

The Italian air safety agency ANSV said the aircraft had overshot the runway, "exiting beyond the threshold" during the landing.

Ryanair said the plane suffered "multiple bird strikes to both engines" during its approach to the airport.

It said the aircraft was brought to an emergency stop on the runway and all passengers exited safely - with just minor injuries, due to the evacuation.

The immediate closure of the airport caused a huge backlog and considerable disruption of flights for around 48 hours afterwards.

See: Birds Bring Ryanair Jet To Crashing Halt

Bookmark and Share
Submit a news item
News Archive
News Archive For Aug 2009
northern ireland news
news headlineUlster Bank Reports 600m Profit
news headline2.5m Investment For New Sports Pitches
news headlineMan Injured After Bomb Explodes
news headlineMore Than 400 New Jobs Announced By Kainos
news headlineMasked Men Threaten NIE Workers
news headlinePolice Crackdown On Drug Dealers In City Parks
news headlineBody Found In Lough Neagh Confirmed As Missing Antrim Woman
news headlineTitanic Belfast Security Alert Ends
news headlineNew Eating Disorder Awareness Website Launches
news headlineTwo Arrested Over Co Antrim Woman's Disappearance
News headlineOther News In Brief
United Kingdom News
News headlineIdentity Of 'Jihadi John' Revealed
News headlinePolice Continue Search For Missing Bristol Teenager
News headlineNew Rochdale Council Leaders Named
News headline62-Year-Old Admits Possession Of Bomb-Making Materials
News headline60 New Jobs In Aerospace Company Expansion
News headlineMan Arrested Over Kieran McGrath Murder
News headlineFour Arrested Over 2001 Murders
News headlinePolice Search For Seven Men Over Racist Chanting
News headlineFour Arrested In Multimillion Pound Fraud Investigation
News headlineBody Found In Field Believed To Be Missing Artist
News HeadlineOther News In Brief
northern ireland news northern ireland business news
Subscribe to news feed
download the 4ni app
Paschal J O
The Mortgage Shop
Alloy Wheels
Optilase Laser Eye Clinic
Shelbourne Motors Ltd
Steppingstone Timber Products
Allianz Insurance Northern Ireland
Island Limousine Hire
BFI Bathrooms for Ireland
Sliding Robes NI

Flagshp Media Group Ltd,
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel : (028) 90319008
Contact : Click Here
Directory terms
VER= yyz00000007 x yyz000000w9  0 Time=0.03125, DT=27/02/2015 04:04:06, 355, 8843, 9198, J5235,,
ActAdSet=4, AdsetForTime=, Setforthisrotation=4,Banner=1, AT=1 Staticset=,
ccbot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)

There were no injuries yesterday when a Ryanair flight from City of Derry Airport was forced to make an unscheduled landing at Dublin Airport. It had been struck by a flock of birds, just afte..