Flights suspended at Shannon Airport following an aircraft runway incident

posted on 15th August 2019 by William Hayes
Flights suspended at Shannon Airport following an aircraft runway incident

Shannon Airport, in County Clare, Republic of Ireland, has issued an alert that all flight operations are to be suspended following an aircraft incident on the runway.

The Omni Air International Boeing 767 was thought to be taxiing on the runway when air traffic controllers noticed fire and smoke coming from the jet’s landing gear.

“Emergency services are in attendance. All passengers and crew have disembarked,” said Shannon Airport in a statement on Twitter.

They added that their airport operations team is working to remove the aircraft from the scene of the incident on the runway, so that safe operations could be resumed, warning that the plane’s removal could take some time.

The airport confirmed in a further statement that passengers from other airlines would be affected, issuing a notice to American Airlines passengers that they would not be checked until further notice.

Omni Air International is a charter airline from the United States that specialises in carrying crew from the US military.

Picture credit from Twitter: Jack O’Shea @theonejackoshea