AN air force plane carrying Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy home from Dublin was forced to touch down soon after take-off as a safety precaution.
A warning light in the cockpit of the Spanish air force Falcon plane had lit up, and the pilot made the decision to turn back to Dublin.
Rajoy had been in Ireland for a congress of the European People’s Party being held in the city.
The pan-European party picked former Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Junker as its candidate to be the next European Commission President.
Warning lights in air force jets seem to be becoming an occupational hazard for Spanish VIPs.
In January Prince Felipe’s flight from Santo Domingo to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, was forced to make an early landing for the same reason.