Shannon airport flights suspended after US troop plane forced into emergency landing

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Flights have been suspended temporarily at Shannon airport in Ireland after a plane carrying US troops was forced to carry out an emergency landing.

It is thought the  Boeing 763  plane had to make the emergency maneuver around 6.20am because its brakes overheated and caught fire.

Smoke was seen coming from its landing gear, the Irish Times reported.

All passengers reportedly left the plane safely.

According to witnesses, the airport’s foam tender spread foam under the plane when it landed

The plane is believed to be an Omni Air operated flight.

The airport tweeted: “We are currently working to remove the aircraft from the scene of the incident so we can resume safe operations on the runway. This may take some time.”

Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport

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