On 15 August, a Boeing 767-300 registered N378X operated by Omni Air International had to be stopped before departure at Shannon on the continuation of flight OY531.
The aircraft, owned by Omni Air International and carrying US troops had to abort take-off due to fire and smoke at the left-side landing gear, noticed by air traffic controllers at Shannon Airport during taxiing along the runway. The crew had reported a problem with the brakes of the left main gear.
The passengers have been safely evacuated via right-hand emergency slides and the operations at Shannon’s single runway have been interrupted since the incident. Emergency services responded and extinguished the fire quickly.
No injuries were reported.
The crew was forced already to abort an earlier take-off because of an open window in the cockpit.
The aircraft had arrived earlier on flight OY531 from Oklahoma City to Shannon.
Due to an incident at the airport all flights have been temporarily suspended.
More information to follow. pic.twitter.com/sw88Jf0VCm
— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) August 15, 2019
We are investigating reports of an incident involving Omni Air International flight 531 at Shannon Airport, Ireland. The Omni Boeing 767-300 aircraft rejected takeoff and was safely evacuated. Initial reports indicate no serious injuries to passengers or crew.
— OmniAirInternational (@OmniAir) August 15, 2019