Engine shut-down compels emergency landing of United Airlines

Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

United AirlinesAn aircraft on a transatlantic flight was compelled to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon after the crew members were forced to shut down one of its engines.


Flight UA-125 of United Airlines was heading to Newark located in the United States from Athens in Greece.


The flight was carrying 211 passengers and crew members on board the flight. The crew of the Boeing 767-300 jet reported a certain complication with two engines of the aircraft and decided to divert it to Shannon, before having it investigated.


The crew members did not declare an emergency until just a few minutes before they were due to make a landing.


It was during this point of time that they confirmed that they had to shut down the affected engine. While the airport fire crews were already waiting by for the jet, the local authority ambulance service, fire service had to be alerted after the crew members of the airport declared an emergency. Units of the fire brigade coming from Shannon Town were transported to the airport.


On the other hand, additional crew members from Ennis were put on standby close to Newmarket-on-Fergus.


Garda units and ambulance were also sent to the airport.


Thereafter, the flight landed safely a shirt while after 3 p.m. and was met by fire crews of the airport who continues to remain with the jet till it reached the terminal.



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