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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 18 November, 2019

The same British Airways jet has made another unscheduled landing at Shannon

It is understood there was a technical issue with the engine and a replacement aircraft is required.

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Updated 8.40 pm

THE SAME BRITISH Airways jet made a second unscheduled landing in three days at Shannon Airport this morning.

On Friday night, the Boston-bound plane landed at Shannon due to suspected technical issues.

A spokesperson for the airline said engineers found no fault with the plane.

Now the same flight, registration number G-VIIS, has made a second landing at the airport.

The airline says that this latest landing was due to a “minor technical issue” and is “unrelated” to Friday’s problem.

“Our highly qualified engineers resolved the issue with the aircraft on Friday,” the company said in a statement.

The Boeing 777 was flying to Heathrow from Seattle when it issued a request for an urgent but non-emergency landing.

It is understood there was a technical fault with one of the plane’s engines and that the 212 passengers and crew on board waited for a replacement aircraft at the airport.

A replacement plane made its way to Shannon and the passengers left for Heathrow shortly before 5pm.

British Airways has apologised to customers who experienced a delay. “Our flight diverted to Shannon due to a minor technical issue and our cabin crew looked after the customers on board,” a spokesperson said this evening.

- Additional reporting by Rónán Duffy

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