A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off from Bristol Airport.
The easyJet flight turned around and headed back to the North Somerset airport moments after departure today (July 30).
The captain of the 2.05pm plane to Inverness took the decision after a bird struck the aircraft.
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A statement from easyJet reads: “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY393 from Bristol to Inverness returned from airborne following a bird strike on departure.
“The captain made the decision to return to Bristol in line with procedures and emergency services met the aircraft on arrival as a precaution only.”
The statement adds: “Passengers have disembarked normally in Bristol and we are arranging a replacement aircraft to continue the flight to Inverness.
“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.”
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