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Flight to US forced to abort take off after crew hears loud bang from engine

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident at Dublin Airport on Sunday afternoon following reports of the dramatic incident, which stopped the plane from taking off

The aircraft had been in the process of taking off when the bang occurred

A flight from Dublin bound for Chicago was forced to abort take off after a loud bang was heard from one of the engines.

Aer Lingus EL 123 was about to lift off when the engine suffered a problem causing the aircraft, a EI-FNG, to lose thrust.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident on Sunday afternoon following reports of the dramatic incident, according to Dublin Live reports .

The aircraft had been in the process of taking off, when the crew heard a loud bang forcing the pilots to reject the takeoff.

The flight was returned to stand and passengers were accommodated on a replacement aircraft a few hours later.

A spokesperson for the daa confirmed that Aer Lingus flight EI 123 from Dublin to Chicago experienced a technical issue prior to take off yesterday.



The incident happened at Dublin Airport on Sunday afternoon
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Dublin Live has contacted Aer Lingus for a comment.

Back in 2019, passengers were evacuated from a plane leaving Cardiff Airport after a bird got into the engine and aborted take off.

The 10.20am flight to Paris was making its way down the runway when the “brakes were slammed on” during the morning of 7 September.

About 80 people were taken off the aircraft as emergency services pulled up alongside the plane.

A passenger said there was ‘panic’ because ‘no one knew what was going on’.







He described it “one of those freak things”.

Passenger Jonny Alcock, from Tonyrefail in Wales, was on the flight when the incident took place.

The 26-year-old, who lives in France, told Wales Online : “We got on the plane to go to Paris and everything was normal.

“As it went to take off the brakes were slammed on and we just stopped.

“Everyone was a bit shocked why we had stopped on the middle of the runway and then a fire engine pulled up.

“An announcement came on saying ‘nobody panic we will get it sorted’ and the pilot said ‘we will be getting everyone off the plane soon’.

“A bird had got in the engine.”

After being evacuated off the plane, the passengers had to wait until around 2pm to board another flight to Paris.

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