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Two Flights Made Emergency Diversions To An Irish Aiport This Morning

By katedemolder

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


A transatlantic flight was diverted to Shannon this morning after a passenger had reportedly fallen ill.

The Air Berlin flight AB-7447, which had 287 passengers and a crew of 11 on board, was travelling from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Düsseldorf at the time. 

The Airbus A330-200 jet was about an hour west of Ireland when the crew declared a medical emergency telling controllers they wished to divert.

According to Breaking News, the crew had requested both a doctor and ambulance to be waiting for the aircraft on arrival. The flight landed at 4.43am and was met by ambulance paramedics at the terminal.

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The passenger was then brought to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

The flight continued its journey just before 7am.

As well as this, an Aer Lingus flight was diverted to Shannon last night after the crew reported a possible issue with one of the jet's hydraulic systems.

Flight EI-495 was travelling from Faro in Portugal to Dublin, when the crew made the decision to travel to Shannon instead, where it landed safely at 8.22pm.

The jet was met by airport fire crews and stopped on the runway for a time for an inspection of the aircraft, where fire crews confirmed that the jet had suffered some hydraulic fluid leakage. 

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