Captain shuts engine down as Flybe flight forced to return to Belfast
Emergency services were called to Belfast City Airport this morning after a Flybe flight was forced to return to the airport shortly after takeoff.
A technical fault shortly after take off resulted in the captain electing to shut down the number one engine as a safety precaution, Flybe said in a statement.
All 76 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand and will be re-accommodated on the next available flight to Edinburgh.
"The pilot followed all required procedures and the aircraft landed without further incident.
"As is standard procedure, the aircraft was met by the airport’s emergency service vehicles," Flybe added.