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Shannon airport reopens following incident

No one was injured in the earlier incident involving an Aer Lingus Regional flight.

The Aer Arann aircraft, carrying Aer Lingus branding, is towed away at Shannon airport this afternoon.
The Aer Arann aircraft, carrying Aer Lingus branding, is towed away at Shannon airport this afternoon.

SHANNON AIRPORT HAS reopened this afternoon following an incident earlier today in which an aircraft’s nose wheel collapsed as the flight from Manchester taxied off the runway.

Flights have resumed immediately from 4.02pm this afternoon and all passengers scheduled for inbound and outbound flights delayed due to the earlier incident are asked to contact their airline regarding departure and arrival times.

The airport had been closed since this morning following the incident in which no injuries were reported.

A total of 21 passengers and four crew were on board the Aer Arann ATR-72 plane, operating an Aer Lingus Regional flight EI1601 from Manchester.

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