Friday, 7 March 2014
Plane carrying Spanish Prime Minister forced to make emergency landing at Dublin Airport
A plane carrying Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy was forced to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this evening.
The Spanish air force Falcon plane “returned as a precaution” just moments after it took off.
The flight from Dublin to Madrid resumed after the plane was checked and given the all clear.
A spokeswoman for the Spanish government said Taoiseach Enda Kenny called Mr Rajoy to ask about the problem.
Mr Rajoy was in Dublin to take part in the congress of the European People’s Party which was taking place in the capital.
He was previously involved in a helicopter crash in Madrid in 2005, but walked away with a broken finger.