Aer Lingus Dublin-Edinburgh flight hit by terror scare

A PLANE bound for the Capital was embroiled in a terror scare last night after a passenger claimed people armed with knives were on board.

The scare hit an Aer Lingus Regional flight. File picture: Trevor Hannant (cc-by-sa 2.0)
The scare hit an Aer Lingus Regional flight. File picture: Trevor Hannant (cc-by-sa 2.0)

Police surrounded the Aer Lingus flight at Dublin airport minutes before it was due to depart for Edinburgh.

The man who made the claim in a note passed to the flight attendants was removed from the flight and detained under the Mental Health Act.

A spokesman or Aer Lingus said: “We can confirm there was a security incident at Dublin airport on board regional flight EI 3258.”

The 7.10pm service was delayed by around 45 minutes.

A spokesman for the Dublin Garda said: “A male passenger in his 20s was removed from the plane and detained under the Mental Health Act and has since been admitted to hospital.”