Dublin Airport 'Mr Big' arrival sparks online interest

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A private jet landing at Dublin Airport has got people talking thanks to its catchy call-sign.

The Lear Jet, which costs an eye-watering £11.7 million, caused a stir on Friday as it approached the Irish coast due to its 'Mr Big' name.

It flew into Dublin around 4.45pm on Friday from Southend. Before that, 'Mr Big' had been moving around quite a bit, going from Chambery in France to Southend on Thursday, and it was in Bristol the day before, Dublin Live reports.

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The bizarre call-sign peaked people's interests as it appeared on the Flightradar app. One plane-spotter wrote on social media: "There is literally somebody flying into Dublin shortly on a Learjet from London whose callsign is 'MRBIG'." The post on X, formerly known as Twitter, received hundreds of likes.

However, those hoping that some sort of international man of mystery may be let down. North Wales Live looked into the details of the plane in 2017 after it was spotted flying over Wales and Belfast.

There are reports online suggesting the plane is linked to two businessmen who run a property firm with addresses in London and Hillsborough, Co Down.

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