Ryanair flight abandoned after hitting birds on take-off from Leeds Bradford Airport
A Ryanair flight carrying Yorkshire holidaymakers had to make an unscheduled landing after hitting birds during take-off.
The airline said the flight was leaving Leeds Bradford Airport for Pisa, Italy, on Friday when there was a ‘minor bird strike’.
The plane was diverted to Manchester where it landed safely.
Customers were transferred to a replacement aircraft which left later that day.
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Ryanair apologised for the diversion and delay.
Collisions between birds and planes are common but rarely result in serious accidents.