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Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Flight with 132 on board forced to make emergency landing at Dublin Airport

Flight 723 experienced difficulties with its flaps.

PastedImage-58384 Source: FlightRadar24

A US AIRWAYS flight to Philadelphia has had to turn around and return to Dublin after encountering difficulties shortly after takeoff.

Flight 723 is believed to have experienced difficulties with its flaps. It declared an emergency landing and landed a short time ago.

The plane was carrying 132 people at the time and had 162,000 pounds of jet A1 fuel. Airport fire service fire fighters were informed that the landing would be heavy.

Before landing, the captain of the flight upgraded the situation to an aircraft emergency. The airport’s fire service despatched five aviation fire trucks to the runway. As the plane touched down, the fire crew followed until it had taxied off the runway.

Airport fire service personnel then followed the aircraft onto stand where they stayed until there was a full stand down.

Dublin Fire Brigade say they received a call at 11.48am and has dispatched four units, the environmental unit, the Dublin Incident Command Unit, a foam tender and a district officer.

Dublin Airport says the mobilisation was standard procedure.

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