South East Wales

Cardiff-Dublin Flybe flight abandoned after plane hits fox

Flybe plane Image copyright Flybe
Image caption The Flybe plane (not pictured) had to turn around about an hour into its journey

A flight from Cardiff to Dublin had to be abandoned after the plane hit a fox before take-off.

Flybe flight BE4527 left Cardiff Airport at 19:50 GMT on Sunday but returned an hour later for an engineering inspection.

The 111 passengers on board were transferred to an alternative flight which left at 00:11 on Monday morning.

Flybe said the safety of its passengers and crew was its "number one priority" and apologised for any inconvenience.

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