Concorde diverted to Shannon


A British Airways Concorde was diverted to Shannon on Friday night. More than 60 passengers bound for Britain spent the night at the airport when the supersonic jet landed safety shortly before midnight after its number three engine had to shut down. An airline spokesperson stressed that the aircraft did not make an emergency landing.

The captain shut down the engine during the flight. As a result the aircraft was flying subsonic and used more fuel, added the spokesperson. The Concorde underwent a check at Shannon.

The passengers, on their way from New York, were flown on to Heathrow Airport on a Boeing 747 brought in on Saturday morning.