A 9-year-old child is recovering in hospital after she experienced breathing difficulties on board a transatlantic jet.
Delta Airlines flight DL-70 diverted to Shannon Airport in the early hours of this morning after the child started choking.
The flight was en route from Atlanta in the US to Amsterdam when it made the unscheduled landing at 3.23am today.
The aircraft was met by airport first responders and a HSE ambulance. She was taken to University Hospital Limerick where she is being treated.
An airline spokeswoman confirmed the diversion and said: “The safety and security of Delta’s passengers and crew is Delta’s number one priority.”