A New York bound transatlantic flight has been forced to land at Shannon Airport this afternoon after the inflight crew declared an emergency, reporting smoke on board.
The Pakistan Airlines flight PK-711 which was traveling from Manchester to New York was diverted when the crew noticed somke fumes when they were just north of Omagh in Co Tyrone.
It is understood there were 205 passengers and crew on board.
Reports say fire crews from Shannon town and Limerick city along with ambulances from Ennis and Limerick quickly arrived at the scene. It is also believed that the crew onboard the jet had to lose several thousand litres of aviation fuel to ensure they could land within safe landing weight limits.
Thankfully the flight landed safely at 2.38pm. There have been no reported injuries.