Emergency services meet Inverness-bound easyjet flight after being forced to return to Bristol Airport following bird strike
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An Inverness-bound aircraft was forced to return to Bristol Airport soon after take-off this afternoon following a bird strike.
The easyjet flight took off at 2.05pm and was due to arrive at Inverness Airport at 3.30pm.
A spokeswoman for the airline said: "easyJet can confirm that flight EZY393 from Bristol to Inverness returned from airborne following a bird strike on departure.
"The captain made the decision to return to Bristol in line with procedures and emergency services met the aircraft on arrival as a precaution only.
"Passengers have disembarked normally in Bristol and we are arranging a replacement aircraft to continue the flight to Inverness.
"The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority."