Ryanair flight returns to Manchester after take-off following bird strike


A Ryanair flight was forced to return to Manchester airport after a bird strike.

The plane was heading to Palma in Mallorca when the pilot had to abandon the journey shortly after take-off.

A Ryanair spokeswoman said: "This flight from Manchester to Palma returned to Manchester shortly after take-off following a minor bird strike.

"The aircraft landed normally and customers disembarked and were provided with refreshment vouchers.

"To minimise delay, customers boarded a replacement aircraft which departed to Palma. Ryanair apologised to affected customers for any inconvenience caused."