Windscreen crack prompts emergency landing of United Airlines

Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

United AirlinesA transatlantic passenger jet aircraft of the United Airlines made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport following its windscreen crack over the Irish Sea.


United Airlines flight UA-56 was travelling to Newark from Paris in the US during that point of time. It was carrying 188 passengers as well as crew members on board.


The Boeing 767-300 was travelling near the eastern portion of Belfast when the crew members had declared an emergency landing close to around 9.30 a.m. Thereafter, the emergency processes were steadily implemented at Shannon Airport quite in advance of the arrival of the aircraft.


Three units of Shannon Fire Services were mobilized to the airport.


In addition, the Fire and Rescue Service team of the Shannon Airport were also present at the scene. Also, two additional appliances from Ennis fire station took up positions at a designated holding point near the M18 at Dromoland.


Many Garda units along with ambulances were also sent to the airport to help bring the situation under control.


The flight finally landed safely around 10.12 a.m. Then, it stopped on a taxiway while the fire crew began inspecting the aircraft. Then, the jet taxied to the terminal. Here, the passengers were asked to disembark from the plane. Presently, efforts are being undertaken to help transport the passengers to their destination while the aircraft would be grounded at Shannon Airport until the time when the windshield change can be completed.


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