A FLIGHT heading towards the Capital had to turn back - after it hit a bird.
The Aer Lingus flight was travelling from Dublin when it struck the bird shortly after take-off.
The flight left Dublin Airport around 5.55pm on Tuesday night.
Flight-tracking websites reported the ATR-72-600 propeller aircraft returned to the airport shortly afterwards.
Passengers were transferred to a new aircraft with a delay of around an hour and a half.