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IrelandJet diverts to Dublin after suffering engine problem over Atlantic

18:05  05 september  2019
18:05  05 september  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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A passenger jet that suffered engine problems over the Atlantic was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport yesterday (Wednesday). The pilot shut down the troubled engine forcing the crew to declare and emergency and divert and land as soon as possible. The flight was cleared to

Virgin Atlantic flight VS021, which was en route from London Heathrow to Washington's Dulles International Airport, had originally intended diverting However, a little over an hour into the journey the crew reported a problem with the undercarriage and contacted air traffic control at Shannon

Jet diverts to Dublin after suffering engine problem over Atlantic © Getty Images A view of the Terminal 2 building in Dublin's airport on the day that some of the Irish-based airline's pilots decided to take pre-Christmas strike action. The one-day industrial action will take place on Wednesday December 20 and will mostly involve captains. On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A PASSENGER JET has been forced to divert to Dublin Airport after the crew declared an emergency over the Atlantic this afternoon.

The pilot reported a problem with the aircraft’s left side engine which they said had suffered a ‘surge’ and as a result needed to divert.

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A transatlantic flight diverted to Dublin Airport this morning after a passenger was reported to have landing at Dublin Airport on Friday morning after one of the passengers suffered a suspected stroke . The crew had been in radio contact with controllers at the Irish Aviation Authority’s North Atlantic

to fly over built-up areas, after a jumbo jet suffering engine problems flew over central London are calling for a review of the rules that allow aircraft battling with emergencies to fly over built-up "The aircraft diverted to the only airport the flight crew considered suitable and flew over some of the

Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY-7110 was travelling from Los Angeles in the US to Barcelona, Spain at the time. There were 331 passengers and crew on board.

The Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner jet was about 100 kilometres off the south-west coast when the crew declared an emergency at around 1.30pm.

The crew had been in radio contact with controllers at the Irish Aviation Authority’s North Atlantic Communications Centre at Ballygirreen in Co Clare when they reported an issue with the left side engine.

The pilot reported a ‘surge’ in the port engine and confirmed they wished to Dublin Airport despite being considerably closer to Shannon. At the time, the flight was 250 kilometres from Shannon and 420 kilometres from Dublin.

Jet diverts to Dublin after suffering engine problem over Atlantic © Shutterstock Arocha Jitsue It’s understood the crew opted for Dublin to allow them time to burn off aviation fuel and go through their emergency checklists. The crew also confirmed to controllers they expected to make a ‘normal landing’ in Dublin.

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With the war over , there were four teams competing to be the first non-stop across the Atlantic . As the Short Empire only had enough range with enlarged fuel tanks at the expense of passenger room, a number of pioneering experiments were done with the aircraft to work around the problem .

Air France Flight Diverted . September 30, 2017 1:52 pm. Updated: October 2, 2017 8:03 pm. WATCH ABOVE: An Air France jet from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Goose Bay, N.L. today after an engine suffered Air France engine blown over the Atlantic Ocean.

Air traffic controllers cleared the crew of flight 7110 to route to Dublin with permission to descend at their own discretion. The crew declared an emergency by radio using the MayDay distress message and by transmitting an emergency squawk code on their transponder.

The flight landed safely at around 2.10pm and was met by airport fire and rescue crews who also accompanied the jet to the terminal.

“The safety and security of our customers and crew are of paramount importance,” an airline spokesman said.

“The aircraft is currently being inspected while our passengers remain onboard and will continue its journey if the aircraft is cleared to return to service.”

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