Jet makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
Published 23/06/2014 | 02:30
A US military jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon last night after suffering technical problems while on approach to the airport.
It's understood that an issue arose with the jet's flaps while the crew was configuring the aircraft for landing. The crew requested permission to enter a holding pattern to see if they could resolve the issue.
The pilot confirmed there were 23 people on board. However, it wasn't clear last night whether there were any US government officials or other dignitaries on board.
Engineers were investigating the issue last night.