Cargo plane makes emergency landing at Shannon after report of fire

A cargo plane has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this morning.

It is believed the pilot reported a fire in the plane's cargo bay, though the plane landed safely after 6am.

The Cargolux-operated Boeing 747-400 was travelling from Puerto Rico to Maastricht in Holland when it encountered difficulties sometime after 5am, while the aircraft was over Wales.

It is believed there were fears that there was a fire in the plane's cargo-bay.

The aircraft was given clearance to divert to Shannon, and fire services at the airport were alerted, while two units from Ennis also travelled to Dromoland, as they were put on standby.

The plane landed safely at 6.10am this morning, and a spokesperson for Shannon says no one was injured in the incident.

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