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Emergency services including the Coastguard were put on standby after a plane was involved in a suspected bird strike after leaving Liverpool Airport.
The Ryanair flight to Paphos, Cyprus took off at 6.30am normally, however, the pilot alerted air traffic controllers that he had been involved in a suspected bird strike.
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Emergency services including the airport fire brigade and the coast guard were put on alert as the jet returned to John Lennon Airport where it landed safely.
There were no injuries following today's incident and the passengers flew out on a replacement service several hours later.
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Liverpool John Lennon Airport stressed it was 'standard practice' to notify emergency services in such situations and the plane's return to Liverpool was a 'precautionary measure'.
RNLI New Brighton confirmed it was alerted posting on its Facebook page: 'New Brighton RNLI lifeboat volunteers tasked by UK Coastguard at 07:08am this morning to a report of an Aircraft Emergency...
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