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29th Jun 2015

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Shannon as Fire Alarm Raised

All 193 passengers and crew were disembarked.

Rebecca McKnight

An Aeromexico Boeing Dreamliner staged an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in Co. Clare this afternoon, following reports of a fire on board. 

The flight, which was travelling from Mexico City to Paris, was declared an emergency at around 2.30 this afternoon. The plane was off the Irish coast at the time and a decision was made to stage an emergency landing.

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A spokesperson for Shannon Airport said: “Shannon Airport can confirm that the emergency response that was activated for  the arrival of a diverted Aeromexico flight this afternoon has now been stood down.

“The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which was en route from Mexico City to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed safely at Shannon at 14:50p.m.  All 193 passengers and crew were disembarked and the aircraft subsequently assessed at a remote location.”