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Man taken off flight at Shannon and arrested

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Norwegian flight NAX-7045 at Shannon this evening after diverting earlier – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

A man has been arrested at Shannon Airport after the flight on which he was travelling diverted there this evening.

Norwegian flight 7045 was en route from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale in Florida when it made a u-turn over the Atlantic at around 5.00pm

The crew had requested that authorities meet the aircraft once it landed shortly after 6 o’clock.

A 28-year-old man was removed from the plane and has been taken to Shannon garda station for questioning.

The Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner jet was about an hour into it’s journey when the crew diverted.

The remaining 248 passengers and 14 crew are due to continue their journey in the next hour (8.30pm approx)

The man is being questioning for being intoxicated and for allegedly engaging in threatening behaviour.

He is expected to appear in court in the morning.

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