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Government jet makes emergency landing with Taoiseach on board

The plane made the stop due to technical issues.

File Photo: A Government jet at the Defence Forces Air Corps base, the Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel, Dublin.
File Photo: A Government jet at the Defence Forces Air Corps base, the Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel, Dublin.
Image: Mark Stedman via Photocall Ireland

THE GOVERNMENT JET had to make an emergency landing this afternoon with the Taoiseach on board.

Enda Kenny and officials were travelling to Brussels for a meeting of eurozone leaders about the Greek crisis.

The flight took off from Knock airport at around 4pm before making the landing approximately 30 minutes later at Baldonnel military airfield.

The plane made the stop due to technical issues and work was carried on the jet at Baldonnel.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces told TheJournal.ie that it was a precautionary landing and only a small amount of maintenance work was needed.

The flight resumed around 40 minutes later.

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