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Ryanair flight turns back to Manchester after bird strike

The Ryanair flight was heading to Palma in Mallorca when it was forced to turn back. Credit: Dave Thompson / PA Archive/PA Images

A Ryanair flight has been 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.

This flight from Manchester to Palma returned to Manchester shortly after take-off following a minor bird strike.

The aircraft landed normally and the flight to Palma will operate as soon as possible.

Ryanair apologised to affected customers for any inconvenience caused.

– A Ryanair spokeswoman

Naked drunk plane passenger tasered by police

Officers tasered a drunk plane passenger who stripped off his clothes as he left the aircraft, urinated against a wall and was abusive, police said.

Police were called to Manchester Airport on Thursday September 26 at 9.50am following reports a man was drunk and being abusive to passengers on a flight from Malta.

Greater Manchester Polices said: "As he left the plane, he took his clothes off and urinated against a wall.

"A 52-year-old man was stunned using an electronic stun gun and arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice."

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