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Emergency services meet Inverness-bound easyjet flight after being forced to return to Bristol Airport following bird strike


By Val Sweeney

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The easyJet flight from Bristol to Inverness returned to the airport soon after taking off.
The easyJet flight from Bristol to Inverness returned to the airport soon after taking off.

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."


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