1.00pm – The incident aircraft was flown back to Paris this afternoon.
9.00pm – A replacement aircraft was flown in from France to fly the passengers back to Paris and not onto Mexico as had been expected.
2.00pm – Following the emergency landing, operations at Shannon had to be suspended for a time after the runway was found to have been contaminated by aviation fuel.
After the jet had landed, air traffic controllers noticed fuel leaking from one of the wings. An inspection of the runway found that some fuel had spilled onto the landing strip.
Ground crews quickly set about dealing with the spilled fuel however operations at the airport had to be suspended for almost two hours.
An airport spokesperson confirmed: “In addition to the medical case the aircraft also reported a fuel valve issue which resulted in fuel having leaked on to the runway and taxiways.”
“For safety reasons Shannon Airport temporarily suspended aircraft movements until the contamination was removed. The runway reopened at 2.00pm,” the spokesperson confirmed.