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'Faulty' plane in emergency landing

Published 19/07/2013 | 16:01

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An American Airlines flight to Chicago was forced to divert to Dublin twice

A transatlantic plane has been forced into an emergency landing in Ireland because of a suspected mechanical fault.

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The American Airlines Boeing 767 en route from Manchester to Chicago diverted to Shannon Airport shortly after 1pm on Friday.

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.

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