Boeing Diverts to Shannon

Saturday, February 9, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 8 2013, a United Boeing 777 was en route from London to Los Angeles when pilots reported that there was smoke the cockpit.

Pilots dumped fuel and diverted to Shannon airport in Ireland.

None of the 182 passengers or ten crew was injured.

They landed with emergency services on standby.

I wasn’t aboard this flight. But I take this flight all the time on business trips going and coming. There is one a day from London, direct.

I’m always glad to hear of a safe landing.

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