Flight diverts to Shannon with engine problem

Flight diverts to Shannon with engine problem


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017
Monday 4.45pm
The passengers continued their journey this afternoon after a replacement aircraft was flown in from Lisbon.
Earlier: A US-bound flight has diverted to Shannon Airport this evening after the crew reported engine problems over the Atlantic.
Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY-7019 was en route from Paris to New York and was about 700 kilometres north west of Ireland at the time.
The crew made a U-turn and requested clearance to divert to Shannon after confirming an issue with oil pressure in engine number 1. As a result, the crew shut down the engine as a precaution.
The crew also sought permission to dump aviation fuel to ensure they landed within safe landing weight limits.
Airport fire crews were mobilised to locations along the runway ahead of the jets arrival. The flight safely at 8.59 and was met by airport fire crews who remained with the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner jet as it taxied to the terminal.

Engineers were also standing by to investigate the issue however the flight has since been cancelled and the passengers transported by bus to hotels in the Clare and Limerick area.

The airline has confirmed that flight diverted to Shannon due to a ‘technical issue.’ There were 294 passengers and crew on board.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.