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PA wire

Shannon Airport

A plane made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport yesterday after suffering engine failure over the Atlantic.

Eight people were on board the Canadair Challenger 604 jet, which was over 100 kilometres off the west coast of Ireland, when an emergency was declared.

The jet had been flying from Britain's Luton Airport to Canada.

The crew contacted air traffic controllers and landed safely in Shannon airport.

Shannon Airport's emergency plan was implemented and the HSE, local authority fire services and gardaĆ­ were alerted.

The plane landed safely just before 5pm yesterday evening.

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