A FLIGHT to Edinburgh was forced to return to Dublin this morning after the plane was struck by lightning.
Aer Lingus flight EI3806 departed Dublin at 8.50am this morning and was due to arrive at 10am.
The jet got as far as St. Georges Channel east of Termonfeckin Co Louth when it was struck.
Before it touched down back at Dublin Airport, the aircraft did two full circles over the Irish Sea.
The flight was rescheduled to leave at 10.35am but has since been cancelled.
A Stobart Air spokesman told The Sun Online:We can confirm that flight EI3806 from Cork to Edinburgh diverted to Dublin due to a technical issue this morning which was corrected.
“Shortly following departure from Dublin, the aircraft was struck by lightning and re-routed and landed at Dublin Airport.
“The flight has been cancelled and passengers were offered the next available flight from Dublin to Edinburgh. We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers.”