AN EMERGENCY response activated for the arrival of a plane diverted to Shannon Airport after fears of a fire in its cargo hold has now been stood down.
The Aeromexico Boeing Dreamliner 787 AM3, bound from Mexico City to Paris, was diverted following reports of a suspected fire in hold. The plane landed at Shannon just before 3pm and all 193 passengers and staff disembarked safely.
A number of fire crews and emergency vehicles were on the runway to greet the plane when it landed at Shannon.
A spokesperson for Shannon said that the “emergency response that was activated for the arrival of a diverted Aeromexico flight this afternoon has now been stood down.
“The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which was en route from Mexico City to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed safely at Shannon at 14:50pm. All 193 passengers and crew were disembarked and the aircraft subsequently assessed at a remote location.”