Engine-fire indication prompts emergency landing of Aer Lingus

Published on : Friday, December 29, 2017

Aer-Lingus-smallA flight of Aer Lingus was compelled to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport immediately after its crew received an indication of fire in the engine on Thursday afternoon.


Flight EI145 had declared an inflight emergency a short while after it took off around 3.39 p.m.


There were 267 passengers and also a crew of about 11 on board.


The Airbus A330-200 jet had descended to 3,000 feet and continued its journey towards Shannon. Thereafter it entered a holding pattern and circled for nearly 30 minutes burning off fuel to make sure it touched down within a safe landing weight limits.


This jet had landed at 4.38 p.m. and was capable to arrive at a safe stop on the runway.


Here it was met by a few emergency crew members.


The pilot had asked that fire crews should carry out a visual inspection of the engine for any evidence of fire after the plane landed.


After it was confirmed that there was no fire the jet taxied to the terminal building and it was accompanied by emergency vehicles.


A spokesman for Aer Lingus mentioned that the affected travellers passengers would be brought to Los Angeles on the next available flight.


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