Dublin, Ireland - Aer Lingus flight EI-115 has made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this afternoon due to the bird strike during take-off.
The Boeing 757-200 of the Irish carrier took off from Dublin at 1.36 p.m. local for Philadelphia. Almost immediately after take-off, the pilots made a distress call due to a bird strike.
ATC confirmed a flame-out on the right engine. Ground crews were ordered to check for any debris on the runway that might cause damage to the landing or departing planes.
At that time, the aircraft climbed to 3,000 feet for a holding pattern in the north of the airport while pilots were preparing for emergency procedures. The fire and rescue teams were also ready on the runway for intervention in case of a danger.
The plane landed safely at 2.05pm local. The Boeing 757-200 was pulled to the maintenance hangar for inspection after passengers and the crew were safely evacuated.
Our Guest Relations team is working on a recovery plan for affected guests who will be offered hotel accommodation as required and will be accommodated on the next available transatlantic services. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our guests, an airline spokesperson said.