Smoke reported onboard, passenger jet diverts to Shannon
Irish Sun - Saturday 10th February, 2018
British Airways flight BA-213 was en route from London to Boston
It was forced to diver to the Shannon Airport
The crew had reported smoke on board the passenger jet
SHANNON, Ireland - A British Airways flight from London to Boston was forced to divert to the Shannon Airport after smoke was reported onboard.
According to reports, the crew onboard the Boeing 777-200 jet reported smoke after the flight had completed an hour of its journey.
Carrying 239 passengers and crew, Flight BA0213 was then forced to divert to Shannon after the crew alerted air traffic controllers about the problem.
Local reports noted that after the flight landed at the Shannon Airport, airport fire and rescue crews carried out a visual inspection of the aircraft exterior for any evidence of fire or smoke.
There was reportedly no confirmed obvious sign of fire, and the issue will now be investigated by terminal building engineers.
In an official statement, the airline said the flight had been diverted due to a minor technical fault.
A British Airways spokeswoman said, “The aircraft landed normally after our highly-trained pilots diverted the flight as a precaution. We have apologized to our customers for the delay to their journey.”
The airport posted a message on its website that said, “We’re very sorry, this flight scheduled from London to Boston, has been diverted to Shannon.”
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