Plane carrying 193 people makes emergency landing in Ireland

Plane carrying 193 people makes emergency landing in Ireland

The pilot was believed to have radioed ahead for emergency response vehicles to be stationed on the tarmac.



By (IANS)

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 9:53 PM

Last updated: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4:52 PM

Dublin - An Aeromexico Dreamliner made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in Ireland with reports of a fire on board.

Flight AM3 was en-route to Paris from Mexico City when at around 2.30 p.m. on Monday it declared an emergency off the Irish coast, a report in Daily Mail said.

The pilot was believed to have radioed ahead for emergency response vehicles to be stationed on the tarmac.

Flight monitoring Twitter account Airlive.net wrote that the plane alerted ground staff that there was a "fire in cargo hold".

A spokesperson for Shannon Airport said: "There were 193 people on board the Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to Paris Charles de Gaulle. 

"The captain asked for permission for a diversion to Shannon, where the aircraft landed safely at 2.50pm.

"The passengers and crew were safely taken off the plane, and the aircraft is now under inspection." 


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