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The scene at Dublin Airport this morning
The scene at Dublin Airport this morning
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Second emergency landing at Dublin Airport since this morning

A Delta 767 from New York and a private Gulfstream jet landed safely at the airport after declaring emergencies, in separate incidents.
Aug 21st 2013, 5:37 PM 24,182 28

THERE HAVE BEEN two incidents of aircraft using Dublin Airport declaring emergencies since this morning. In both cases, the planes landed safely.

A Dublin-bound Delta jet flying from JFK in New York made an emergency landing at the facility at 9.20am.

It’s believed the Boeing 767-300 was experiencing problems with one of its engines.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport Authority said the the airport’s fire service attended the scene, which is “standard procedure” for such events. She added:

All passengers were taxied to the terminal as normal. There were no injuries on board.

At 2.30 this afternoon a private Gulfstream jet declared an emegency. The fire service again responded and the emergency was stood down at 3pm.

“The plane landed safely,” according to the DAA.

Earlier this month, a Delta 767 had to make an emergency landing at Shannon. The plane was en route from Milan to Atlanta when it was diverted to the Irish airport after a problem arose.

- Additional reporting by Christina Finn

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