Saturday 19 August 2017

Jet makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport

Pat Flynn

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.

The United States Air Force Boeing C-40, a military variation of the popular Boeing 737 jet, was on approach to the airport when the crew declared an emergency.

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.

Irish Independent

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