This morning (31 August), a US 767 performed a safe diversion to SNN
, while en route from PHL
to Dublin. The aircraft, with 197 pax and 10 crew experienced a fire on board and the forward cabin filled with smoke; details are sketchy, but the problem is believed to have been an electrical fault. The plane landed safely at Shannon Airport, although it's understood that the aircraft descended to FL100 so that the crew could open cockpit windows (!?) and let the smoke blow out.
Thankfully, no serious injuries or illnesses, although no doubt the crew and pax got a nasty fright.