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A trans-atlantic flight allegedly made a U-turn, across Ireland, to make an emergency landing due to a suspected “fire” on board.”
The British Airways flight departed from London’s Heathrow Airport, and was on my way to JFK International Airport in New York City. The plane seemed to be flying in the vicinity of the west coast of Ireland when the incident took place.
The flight made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in Ireland on a Saturday night, the Irish Mirror reports. At about 7:30 p.m., the crew members are reportedly using the radio to air traffic control to advise them of the situation.
According to the news outlet, the crew jettisoned fuel when they’re at the airport, and in short, was in a holding pattern as they work through their safety checklists. The flight landed safely at 7:40 pm
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Social workers met the aircraft at the airport, the Irish Mirror reports.
The passengers on the plane supposedly saw a burning kind of smell. The crew is apparently to be disconnected from the power supply to the rear galley, and was of the opinion that one or more of the facilities in this area, and the plane started to smoke.
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The plane did not to resume the program after the initial inspection.
A spokesman for British Airways confirms to Fox News that the aircraft had to divert because of a technical problem.” She also said that the customers of the flight was to have been “rebooked on another flight and they organised the hotel accommodation for them for the night.”
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They also have a statement that says, “We’re sorry for the delay in our customers’ travel plans after their plane had to divert to Shannon airport due to a technical problem. Our teams on the ground support to our customers.”