Shannon-bound flight diverts to Dublin

Shannon-bound flight diverts to Dublin



7.25pm – Flight 3639 now due in Shannon at 8.30pm. A replacement aircraft is taking the passengers to Shannon.

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Earlier: A Shannon-bound flight has diverted to Dublin Airport after the crew reported they had a technical issue.

Aer Lingus Regional flight EI-3639, operated by Stobart Air, was travelling from Birmingham in England to Shannon at the time.

The flight had just crossed the east coast near Wexford shortly before 6.00pm when the crew advised air traffic controllers at Shannon that they wished to divert to Dublin.

The crew of the ATR-72-600 turbo-prop aircraft rerouted to Dublin where they landed safely at 6.27pm. The flight was due to land in Shannon at 6.25pm.

While the details of the technical issue are not yet known, it’s believed the crew did not declare an emergency and the diversion was precautionary.

It’s clear whether the flight will continue to Shannon this evening while the return leg of the flight has been delayed by almost two hours. Flight EI-3638 is currently scheduled to depart at 8.55pm.




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.