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Holiday jet in Shannon emergency landing

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

The Condor flight stopped on a taxiway so fire crews could inspect the aircraft – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

A transatlantic jet has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon after an alarm in the cockpit indicated possible smoke on board.

Condor flight DE-4156 was enroute from Frankfurt, Germany to Cancun in Mexico with 238 passengers and crew.

The flight was almost three hours into it’s journey and over the Atlantic when the crew declared an emergency and decided to turn around.

Emergency services at Shannon Airport were placed on standby and were backed up the ambulances and fire crews from Ennis, Shannon and Limerick City.

The Boeing 767-300 jet landed safely at 4.21pm and was quickly surrounded by emergency vehicles.

Fire personnel carried out visual inspections outside and inside the jet before it was cleared to taxi to the terminal. It’s understood no evidence of a fire or smoke was found.

A replacement aircraft is expected to arrive with a new crew later this tonight.

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