Flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

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Shannon Airport

A VIRGIN Atlantic flight travelling from USA to England was forced to make an emergency landing in Shannon Airport this morning, Friday, August 10.

The Airbus 330-300 jet was off the west coast of Ireland when it diverted to Shannon Airport after reports of smoke being made by the crew onboard.

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A spokesperson for the airliner company said, “Our flight VS1050 from Orlando to London Gatwick has diverted to Shannon as a precautionary measure after reports of smoke onboard.”

The flight from Orlando, Florida was on route to London Gatwick Airport before safely making the emergency landing at Shannon Airport after 7am this morning. The spokesperson said the company are now doing all they can to get the passengers to their destination.

“The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we’re now doing all we can to get our customers to their final destination as quickly as possible. We’d like to apologise to our customers for the disruption to their journey and thank them for their patience,” the Virgin Atlantic spokesperson added.