Tuesday 17 October 2017

International flight diverts to Shannon

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Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

An international flight bound for New York was forced to divert to Shannon Airport due to an in flight emergency.

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner left Paris at 6.30pm local time and was scheduled to reach New York (JFK) at 8.30pm local time. However, flight DY7019 was forced to make an emergency landing and asked for permission to land at Shannon Airport.

The pilot then changed the plane's direction over the Atlantic Ocean and headed for Shannon. It is understood that the Norwegian flight - carrying 294 people between passengers and crew - touched ground safely shortly after 9pm.

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