Shannon Airport received two flight diversions on Tuesday
A British Airways flight bound for Heathrow was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport when a woman on board began having contractions.
The Irish Examiner reports that flight BA-292 was en route to Heathrow airport in London from Washington in the US when the flight crew phoned in a “medical situation.”
BA-292 landed into Shannon at 10:05 am local time. The woman was met by medical personnel before being transported to a hospital in Limerick.
A British Airways spokesman said: “The flight diverted into Shannon as a precaution for a minor medical reason. The plan is for the flight to continue to Heathrow.”
The British Airways flight continued on to London at 12:35 pm.
The medical emergency was not Shannon’s only diversion on Tuesday. A WOW Air flight was diverted from Dublin Airport when severe winds prevented a safe landing.
The WOW Air flight, which was coming in from Reykjavik, refueled at Shannon before returning to Dublin at 11:54 am.