Ethiopian Airlines flight headed for Washington DC declares emergency over the Atlantic Ocean
Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner declares emergency over the Atlantic after one of its engines ‘shuts down.’
A Dreamliner declared an emergency this morning over the Atlantic after one of its engines shut down.
The Ethiopian Airlines flight had set out from Dublin Airport at 6am this morning bound for Washington Dulles, when it encountered problems over the Atlantic Ocean.
The pilot was forced to turn the plane around and signal an emergency, and declare intention to return to Ireland.
Speaking to MailOnline Travel Ben Grossman-Cohen, who was on the flight, said: ‘We took off and they were serving food about an hour into the flight. Then the flight map showed that they had turned back east and the updated arrival time was just an hour away.
‘Then they told us there was a minor technical issue and they were returning to Dublin to address it and they’d update us later. Maybe 10-15 minutes later they said there was an issue with the left engine and we’d be landing in Dublin and they’d tell us more later.’
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner made a safe landing, with sources claiming the reason for the emergency was because one of the plane’s twin jet engines had ‘shut down.’
The passenger jet touched down at 8.35am.
Source: The Daily Mail