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Problematic departures at Faro airport

Last Sunday (August 19), an outbound TAP 1900 flight from Faro Airport destined for Lisbon was forced to make an emergency landing just 14 minutes after departure.

The morning flight ran into serious difficulties after colliding with a flock of birds during takeoff.

With 140 passengers on board, the aircraft was grounded for safety reasons and instead of flying to Lisbon the passengers were transported to Lisbon by bus.

At 12.41pm on the same day, a Bmibaby Boeing 737, flying from Faro to East Midlands Airport in England, was forced to land in Bordeaux, France, due to cabin depressurisation.

Following a three hour delay, the aircraft resumed its journey to the UK.