Published: 11:02 AM 9/11/2015
Flight from Dublin aborts landing at last minute...
A Ryanair flight was forced to abort its landing at Liverpool John Lennon Airport on Wednesday after airport skywatchers spotted an unidentified flying object over the River Mersey.
Flight 448 from Dublin was two miles from Liverpool Airport when routine checks spotted something in the sky.
The pilot performed a go-around and circled over the Wirral, before safely landing at 10.47pm.
According to the Mirror, passengers said the captain told them the landing was delayed because of a suspected drone.
However, nothing was found upon further investigation.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, airport spokesman Robin Tudor said: "At the top of the control tower we do visual checks, looking around the airfield, and even at night time the guys are still there.
"They thought they saw something about a mile out from the airfield, on the mid to far side of the Mersey.
"There was an aircraft on approach which was further away, but standard procedure is to check it out if we're not sure what it is.
"They sent somebody down there but they couldn't see anything.
"It can be things like a flock of birds, but we always play safe in these situations and will investigate."
According to Joe.ie, a Ryanair spokesperson added: "The crew of this flight from Dublin to Liverpool performed a 'go-around' upon the instructions of Air Traffic Control at Liverpool Airport. The aircraft then landed normally, and on time."