THREE emergency flight diversions were facilitated at Shannon Airport on Bank Holiday Monday.

All three flights landed safely at Shannon and were facilitated at the international airport having been declared as emergencies.

At 6.50am on Monday morning, a Cargolux flight CLX94K, a Boeing 747 aircraft on route from Miami International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, declared an emergency and diverted to Shannon. The flight is expected to depart Shannon and resume its journey later tonight.

Two more flights diverted to Shannon Airport on Monday afternoon having been declared as medical emergencies. Air France flight 136 on route from Paris CDG to Chicago landed safely at 15:41 and American Airlines flight 195 routing from London Heathrow to Phoenix, Arizona landed safely at Shannon at 17:37.

Emergency services and airport staff met the flights on arrival. Two passengers were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick, one from each flight. The Air France flight resumed its journey, departing from Shannon at 17:45, while the American Airlines flight is expected to depart Shannon later this evening.

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