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Plane makes emergency landing at Belfast International airport

The Thomas Cook Airlines flight carrying 175 holidaymakers to Tenerife experienced a technical fault shortly after takeoff.

A log from FlightRadar24.com shows the path of the Thomas Cook Airlines plane as it circled Belfast.
A log from FlightRadar24.com shows the path of the Thomas Cook Airlines plane as it circled Belfast.
Image: FlightRadar24.com

Updated, 12.09

A PASSENGER AIRLINE carrying 175 passengers has made an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport in the last few moments after experiencing an unknown technical fault.

The Thomas Cook Airlines flight TCX8126, bound for Tenerife in the Canary Islands, had taken off from Aldergrove shortly before 9:50am but experienced a technical fault shortly afterwards.

The plane, an Airbus A320, circled the city for around 90 minutes before it was able to make a safe landing, at around 11:25am.

In a statement Thomas Cook Airlines said the emergency landing had been “precautionary”.

“A replacement aircraft is on its way and we expect to get everyone off on their holidays to Tenerife this afternoon.”

The replacement flight is expected to depart again at around 3pm.

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