United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

first_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images Monday 24 Oct 2016, 8:32 PM Full praise to staff on UA076 from Belfast to Newark. Scary at times but thankfully all good in the end. Hats off to the crew & captain!— Lesley-Anne McKeown (@LAMcbelfast) October 24, 2016 Oct 24th 2016, 8:32 PM File Photo 26 Comments By Cliodhna Russell http://jrnl.ie/3044321 File Photo Image: PA Wire/PA Images A UNITED AIRLINES flight made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon.It happened at around 2.30pm, and made a safe landing.The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York. It took off from Belfast at 11am and was due to arrive in New York at around 2pm local time.However, it’s understood that the plane was flying over county Clare for some time before landing to burn off fuel.In a statement Shannon Airport confirmed to TheJournal.ie that:United Airlines flight (UA-76) en route from Belfast International Airport to Newark which diverting to Shannon Airport having declared an emergency landed safely at Shannon Airport at 14:28.center_img Read: ‘Show some backbone’ – new report harshly criticises Ireland’s culture of media ownership> Source: Lesley-Anne McKeown/Twitter Short URL 25,301 Views Share10 Tweet Email Source: Jack O’Shea/YouTubePress Association reporter Lesley-Anne McKeown was on board the flight and has thanked the captain and crew through social media. United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more