Flights at Shannon airport suspended after emergency incident

epa01996914 Aer Lingus aircraft parked up at Dublin Airport, Ireland, 20 January 2010. A national strike by Irish Air Traffic Controllers will take place between 1400 and 1800 hours causing hundreds of flights to be cancelled and delayed. EPA/AIDAN CRAWLEY

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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.

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.

 

Via Sky News / RTE

 

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