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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 8 August, 2020

Aer Lingus plane makes emergency landing at JFK

No one was injured.

AN AER LINGUS plane en route to Shannon Airport was forced to make an emergency landing at JFK Airport in New York last night.

Flight EI 110 took off from JFK at around 7.15pm local time yesterday (12.15am GMT) but was forced to return shortly afterwards.

Aer Lingus tweeted that the delay was due to a technical issue. The airline arranged for a different plane to take passengers to Ireland, it took off at 10 pm local time (3am GMT).

Any passengers not on this flight will be accommodated on a later one.

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ABC reports that the Boeing 757 had hydraulic failure and landing gear door problems.

The pilot reportedly told Air Traffic Control:

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“We do have a technical issue here – we lost our hydraulic system, one hydraulic system so we are going to have to return to Kennedy at some stage, not quite yet. I would like you to inform Kennedy that we have lost hydraulic fluid and it may be dumped on the runway, we’re not sure.”

About 100 people were on board the original flight. No injuries were reported.

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