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UPDATED: Aer Lingus flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport

The flight turned back after people reported smelling smoke in the cabin.

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AN AER LINGUS flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this morning after people reported smelling smoke in the cabin.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, a spokesperson for Dublin Airport Authority said the flight, which was heading to Lisbon, turned back to the airport with “technical difficulties” shortly after take off.

The fire service attended, which is routine when a plane makes an emergency landing. The plane landed safely at 10.20am and no injuries have been reported. There were 87 passengers and six crew on board the aircraft.

In a statement, Aer Lingus said the aircraft returned to Dublin as a precautionary measure “following reports of an odour in the cabin and cockpit”. TheJournal.ie understands people reported smelling smoke in the cabin.

The aircraft is currently being inspected by engineering staff. Passengers were re-accommodated on an substitute aircraft that departed Dublin at 12.45pm and was scheduled to arrive at Lisbon at 3pm.

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