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Ryanair denies ash causing delays

Ryanair planes
Ryanair has denied ash was found in any of its planes

Ryanair has said there is no truth in a claim that volcanic ash had been found in the engines of its planes at Belfast City Airport.

Four Ryanair flights were cancelled at the airport on Sunday, leaving dozens of passengers stranded.

Some of the passengers said that they were told the cancellations were due to the ash being found.

However, the airline said the planes all had separate technical problems unrelated to the Icelandic eruption.

The airlines affected were due to travel to London Stansted, Bristol and East Midlands airports.

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