Aer Arann flight makes Emergency Landing

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Aer Arann flight makes Emergency Landing

Post by mark » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:09 pm


An Aer Arann flight from Dublin to Galway has been forced to divert and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport.

The captain of flight RE231 had to shut down one of the two engines because of a technical fault detected shortly after take-off.

Airport emergency services backed up by local authority fire and ambulance crews were on standby when the plane landed safely shortly after 10am this morning.

There were 30 passengers and five crew on board.

The passengers have since been transported to Galway by coach.


The aircraft involved was reported to be OO-VLO, a VLM Airlines Fokker 50 on lease to Aer Arann.

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