Executive Jet Forced To Fly Low Over Shannon For Fire Crew To Inspect Landing Gear

Photo © Pat Flynn

An executive jet has been forced to fly low over Shannon Airport’s runway so that the local fire crew could check if the landing gear was working.

The Gulfstream 5 jet, with one passenger and a crew of two on board, was traveling from Beverley Regional Airport in the US state of Massachusetts to Shannon.

The jet aborted landing at Shannon at around 11pm last night when the crew informed air traffic controllers of an issue when they tried to lower the landing gear.


They then flew low over the runway to allow fire crews carry out a visual inspection of the landing gears and the plane landed safely at around 11.50pm.