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Ireland: Flights suspended as fire breaks out on plane at Shannon airport00:18

Ireland: Flights suspended as fire breaks out on plane at Shannon airport

Ireland, Shannon
August 15, 2019 at 10:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in Ireland, after a plane used to carry US military personnel caught fire on Thursday.

Footage shows the Omni Air International Boeing 767-300 parked on the tarmac at the Irish airport.

The plane was ready to take off when air traffic controllers noticed smoke coming from the landing gear, as it taxied along the runway.

Airport controllers instructed the crew to evacuate the aircraft and extinguished the fire.

No injured were reported and flights are now set to resume soon.

Ireland: Flights suspended as fire breaks out on plane at Shannon airport00:18
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Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in Ireland, after a plane used to carry US military personnel caught fire on Thursday.

Footage shows the Omni Air International Boeing 767-300 parked on the tarmac at the Irish airport.

The plane was ready to take off when air traffic controllers noticed smoke coming from the landing gear, as it taxied along the runway.

Airport controllers instructed the crew to evacuate the aircraft and extinguished the fire.

No injured were reported and flights are now set to resume soon.

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