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Ganley tweets mid-air engine failure on Shannon flight

Former Libertas leader’s plane was en route from Newark when plane was forced to turn back.

Image: Gene J. Puskar/AP/PA Images

BUSINESSMAN DECLAN GANLEY took to Twitter after his flight from Newark to Shannon was forced to turn back after encountering engine trouble shortly after take-off.

Ganley expressed his relief that the plane had landed on one engine after one of the jets failed around ten minutes into last night’s flight.

Despite losing power on one of its engines, the United Airlines Boeing 757-200 returned to the Newark International without further incident.

The plane was met on the runway by emergency services. The passengers were then flown out of Newark on a replacement aircraft at around 10.50pm local time and arrived at Shannon at 9.45AM this morning.

A lifelong teetotaler, Ganley said that his experiences on board the United flight may make him reconsider his aversion to alcohol.

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Article updated 16.51

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