Saturday 27 May 2017

Ambulances and fire brigade called to Dublin airport after 'aircraft emergency' declared

Picture @TallaghtAmbo
Picture @TallaghtAmbo
Picture @TallaghtAmbo
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Fire brigade and ambulance services were called to Dublin airport this afternoon after an executive jet was diverted due to technical problems.

A spokesman for the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) confirmed that an executive jet en-route from Shannon airport to Birmingham was forced to divert to the capital "due to an electrical issue".

He confirmed that an "aircraft emergency" was declared and Dublin Fire Brigade was called in to support the on-site emergency services.

Luckily the airplane was able to land safely and nobody was injured.

Earlier three flights destined for Heathrow from Dublin were cancelled due to heavy snow in London also.

Aer Lingus and British Airways passengers were affected, however a spokeswoman for the DAA said the airport remains operational.

Three flights between Dublin and Heathrow airport were cancelled earlier today due to the poor weather.

"This was to do with issues around Heathrow. Dublin airport has been fully operational today and remains so. There have been no issues this evening," the spokeswoman added.

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