A Third Transatlantic Flight Makes An Emergency Landing In Shannon

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A transatlantic flight made an emergency landing in Shannon this morning the third in recent days.

Air Transat flight TS-282 was travelling from Toronto in Canada to Gatwick Airport in southern England when the crew declared a medical emergency at around 8.00am.

The HSE was alerted and an ambulance and advanced paramedic rapid response vehicle were dispatched to the airport ahead of the jet’s arrival.


The jet landed safely at 9.16am and taxied directly to the terminal where it was met by airport authorities and ambulance paramedics who quickly boarded the aircraft.

The passenger was assessed and treated at the airport before being removed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for further treatment.

The flight continued onto Gatwick at 10.50am.

Yesterday, a British Airways flight from Florida to the UK diverted to Shannon with an ill passenger.

Last Friday, up to 30 passengers and crew were assessed by paramedics at Shannon Airport after their flight was forced to divert.

Virgin Atlantic Airways flight VS-1050 was travelling from Orlando, Florida to Gatwick when smoke was detected in the cockpit. The flight landed safely however no one required hospitalisation.