Shannon Airport

Executive Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon

Monday, February 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Executive Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon

An executive jet, registered to New York-based Constellation Leasing, had to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on February 1. The Dassault Falcon 900EX jet was en-route to an airport in the United Kingdom when the crew reported issues with its fuel system and declared an emergency. Emergency services personnel were ready... »

Hot Landing at Shannon No AF447 or MH370, Kudos to Crew

Sunday, December 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Hot Landing at Shannon No AF447 or MH370, Kudos to Crew

Seventy minutes after a mayday when a cargo of vegetables (peppers and flowers) set off a smoke alarm, Air France flight AF-733 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport today at 9.55am. The flight was en route from Santo Domingo to Paris with 142 passengers and 14 crew when they diverted. Emergency services, Shannon... »

Smoking Phone Diverts International Flight

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: American Airlines Boeing 767-300 flight AA199 en route from Milan to New York Where: Shannon When: Sept 13 2010 Who: 167 passengers Why: While the plane was en route, a passenger was charging his cell phone, which started overheating, which set off the fire alarm in the lavatory. The flight diverted to Shannon,... »

Cargo Plane with Engine Shut Down Diverts to Shannon’s Long Runway

Sunday, August 15, 2010
By George Hatcher
Cargo Plane with Engine Shut Down Diverts to Shannon’s Long Runway

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Andre Oferta What: Polet Aviakompania Antonov AN-124-100 en route from Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada to Frankfurt-Hahn Germany Where: North Atlantic When: August 14, 2010 Who: 6 member crew Why: 1,000km northwest of Ireland, the Antonov (world’s largest serially built cargo aircraft) developed oil pressure... »

Ill Alitalia Pilot Down in Shannon

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
By George Hatcher
Ill Alitalia Pilot Down in Shannon

Pictured: an Alitalia Boeing-767-3S1 Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Josh May What: Alitalia Boeing 767, travelling from Milan in Italy to New York’s JFK Where: Shannon Airport When: Wednesday April 15 2009 5 PM Who: 168 passengers and eleven crew Why: When the pilot became ill, the flight landed... »

Ryanair Emergency Landing at Shannon

Thursday, February 19, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Ryanair plane en route from the UK Where: Shannon Airport When: shortly before 4pm in the afternoon feb 15 Who: 177 passengers and crew Why: the pilot notified Shannon Airport control tower that it had a tire problem, performed a flyby to verify the condition of the landing gear, and then landed without... »

UA Emergency Landing in Shannon

Monday, October 20, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: United Airlines flight 952 en route from Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. to Frankfurt in Germany Where: emergency landing at Shannon Airport. Shannon Airport is reducing from 280 staff to being manned by skeleton staff of fewer than five Aer Lingus ground personnel; but emergency services were deployed. When: Friday October 17... »

Emergency Landing in Shannon Ireland

Sunday, October 5, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: Citation plane en route from Gander Airport in Newfoundland to La Bourgeois in Paris Where: emergency landing at Shannon airport When: Friday, 3 October 2008 Who: five people on board Why: hydraulic problems Download article as PDF »

Emergency Landing: Aer Arann

Sunday, May 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing: Aer Arann

What: Aer Arann flight 231 Where: Shannon Airport When: 29th April 2008 just after ten o’clock Who: 30 Passengers Why: Undisclosed technical Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

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