Published Saturday, 31 August 2013
The plane had to return to the airport on Saturday. (© UTV)
The incident involving the Cardiff bound Flybe flight BE281 happened at around 8am on Saturday.
There was some disruption during the incident as emergency procedures were enacted at the airport.
The airline said 64 passengers and four crew members "disembarked safely".
A replacement plane took off shortly before 10am.
A spokesman for George Best Belfast City airport said the emergency response was triggered as a "precautionary measure."
A spokeswoman for Flybe said: "Flybe can confirm that flight BE281 en route to Cardiff this morning returned to George Best Belfast City Airport shortly after take off due to a technical fault.
"As a precaution and in line with standard procedures the emergency services were alerted.
"The aircraft landed normally and the 64 passengers and four crew disembarked safely and without incident."
They added: "They will be resuming their journey shortly on a replacement aircraft."
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