Air Transat Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ireland
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An Air Transat flight from Rome to Toronto was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland Friday after the pilot reported a mechanical issue.
David Bateman of TheStar.com is reporting Air Transat Flight 315 departed from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport at 8 a.m. local time and was scheduled to land at Toronto Pearson International Airport Friday at 5:50 p.m. local time.
The Airbus A330 was diverted to Dublin Airport when the pilot reported a problem. An Air Transat spokesperson told TheStar.com the landing was due to a “precautionary technical verification,” but did not expand on the issue.
The plane landed safely in Dublin at 11:46 a.m. local time after turning around over the coast of Northern Ireland. There were 313 passengers on board the aircraft when it landed, and there were no injuries reported.
This is the same Air Transat plane that was involved in a crash landing in 2001. During that incident, the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Lajes Field in Portugal after the flight ran out of fuel with 304 passengers on board.
While there were no serious injuries, 80 passengers were treated for injuries after the impact of the landing blew out eight of the plane’s 10 tires.
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