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Ryanair flight forced to divert to Newcastle after failing to land at Dublin Airport

Dublin Live logo Dublin Live 17/10/2017 Stephen McDermott

A Ryanair jet was forced to abort its landing in Dublin Airport A Ryanair jet was forced to abort its landing in Dublin Airport A Ryanair flight was forced to divert to an airport over 500km away yesterday after strong winds prevented it landing at Dublin Airport.  . 

The FR9431 Rome-Dublin flight was scheduled to land at the capital's airport at 13:35 yesterday afternoon, but had to divert to Newcastle Airport after making an attempts to land in Dublin during the hurricane.

Despite the nervy flight, passengers praised the crew for their actions in getting the plane to land, with one saying they "felt like the Pope when he kissed the ground" after the flight touched down.

The Rome-Dublin flight wasn't the only Ryanair service forced to divert from Dublin Airport yesterday.

Last night, flight FR293 from London's Stansted Airport, which was due to land at 21:30, was forced to return all the way to the English capital after making four attempts to land in Dublin.

The plane circled Irish skies for almost 45 minutes, before a decision was made that it was too unsafe to land and that the best course of action was to return to the UK.

Watch: Plane struggles to land at Dublin Airport [] 


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