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Ryanair flight from Manchester to Lanzarote forced to return after ‘collision with bird’

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Ryanair flight from Manchester to Lanzarote must return and land in mid-air after ‘collision with a bird’

  • Flight from Manchester was forced to land at Liverpool John Lennon airport
  • Reports say there were delays caused by a bird that flew into the plane’s engine
  • A flight follower said FR2131 had to return to Manchester due to ‘bird strike’










A RyanAir flight to Lanzarote had to return after ‘collision with a bird’, reports suggest.

The 7:50am flight from Manchester Airport was forced to land at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool at 9:23am, but there were delays caused by a bird that flew into the plane’s engine.

An online flight tracker said Ryanair’s FR2131 had to return to Manchester due to a bird strike.

Ryanair FR2131 van to Lanzarote was diverted and landed at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Flight Radar shows

A Twitter user asked for information about the flight because the

A Twitter user asked for information about the flight because the “engines sounded very rough.” Another said it was a “bird strike on takeoff,” while others revealed the flight disrupted their sleep because it “sounded like a broken turboprop at 3,000 feet.”

A Twitter user asked for information about the flight because the “engines sounded very rough.”

Another said it was a “bird strike on takeoff,” while others revealed the flight disrupted their sleep because it “sounded like a broken turboprop at 3,000 feet.”

One commenter said: ‘Never heard anything so rude from a plane glad it landed safely.’

The FR2131 flight is also said to have ‘sounded like a gag as it flew over our office in Knutsford’.

MailOnline has contacted RyanAir for comment

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