Passenger jet makes second unscheduled landing at Shannon Airport in three days

A London-bound passenger jet has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this morning.

Passenger jet makes second unscheduled landing at Shannon Airport in three days

A London-bound passenger jet has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this morning.

It was the second time in three days that the same British Airways Boeing 777 plane diverted to Shannon after experiencing technical problems over the Atlantic.

Flight BA-48 was en route from Seattle, Washington to Heathrow Airport when the crew reported a problem shortly before 10am.

The pilot requested permission to divert to Shannon after reporting a problem with an engine which they confirmed they had shut down.

There were 220 passengers and crew on board the flight when it declared an emergency off the Donegal coast.

Emergency services were standing by at Shannon when the flight touched down safely at 10.24am.

On Friday night, the same jet, operating as flight BAW-215 from London Heathrow to Boston, turned around over the Atlantic and also diverted to Shannon.

The crew reported a fault in one of the jet’s generators and requested permission to dump fuel and divert to Shannon.

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