Flights at Shannon airport suspended after emergency incident
Operations at Shannon Airport in the Republic of Ireland have been temporary suspended after an “incident” involving a Boeing plane.
The airport said emergency services are at the scene and all passengers and crew have left the plane.
Air traffic controllers noticed a fire and smoke coming from the aircraft’s landing gear as it taxied along the runway.
We can confirm that an incident has occurred at Shannon Airport involving a Boeing 763 aircraft.
Emergency services are in attendance. All passengers and crew have disembarked.
Airport operations temporarily suspended.
More information to follow. pic.twitter.com/K7y5HepYT5
— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) August 15, 2019
It is understood that the Omni Air International Boeing 767-300 was about to depart when the incident occurred.
Omni Air International is a US charter carrier that specialises in military and government transport flights.
Passengers have been told to continue checking-in for flights, except for those travelling on American Airlines.
They will not be checked-in “until further notice”.
The disruption has seen two flights to London Heathrow cancelled.