AN AER LINGUS flight has been forced to make an emergency landing at New York's JFK airport.
The Boeing 757, which was travelling to Shannon, took off at just after 7pm New York time. Within minutes hydraulic problems had caused an on board fire. The plane came to an emergency stop just minutes after taking off.
The Port Authority confirmed that overheating brakes caused smoke in the landing gear compartment.
Passengers were evacuated and transported back to the terminal building in Port Authority shuttle buses. It is not known how many were on board but no injuries have been reported
The airline confirmed on Twitter that all on board were safe saying: "The aircraft landed safely at 7:31 local time and all passengers and crew disembarked."
American News Channel NBC reported that a fire crew at JFK airport were seen extinguishing a fire to the rear of the aircraft's brakes.
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) September 29, 2015