'Faulty' plane in emergency landing
Published 19/07/2013 | 16:01
A transatlantic plane has been forced into an emergency landing in Ireland because of a suspected mechanical fault.
The airline said it made the landing as a precaution.
"A maintenance team is evaluating the aircraft and it is scheduled to re-depart at 3.35pm local time," a spokesman for the airline said.
There were 199 passengers and 12 crew on board.
A spokesman for Shannon airport said the aircraft landed safely.
Passengers were taken off the plane to allow for the mechanical check.