Plane diverted to Belfast International Airport shortly after takeoff
A British Airways flight from Belfast City Airport to Heathrow was diverted to Belfast International Airport shortly after take-off on Tuesday night after the pilot declared an emergency.
A British Airways spokeswoman said it was diverted as a precaution.
The plane, with 108 passengers on board, circled the International for a time before landing safely.
One of those on board, Justin Hames, said passengers were told there was a problem with an engine.
"As the wheels were going up, we heard the bang and that's pretty much it," he said.
"To begin with they didn't say anything - they didn't want to cause any concern - and then they said it was a small problem with the engine."
Alan Whiteside, operations director at Belfast International Airport, said: "Everything went smoothly, our own police and fire service on site here responded, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, the PSNI, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service all attended as a routine.
"But nobody was required to take any other action - the aircraft landed safely thankfully."