Brussels Airways planes are parked on the tarmac at Zaventem Global Airport approach Brussels, Belgium, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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Nov 20 (Reuters) – Dozens of parents had been stranded in Europe for a second night time on Saturday after their U.S.-certain flight made an emergency landing in Dublin following an engine failure, passengers said.

Brussels Airways flight 101 was en route from Brussels to New York on Friday when pilots issued a “pan-pan” message, which signifies a difficulty much less serious than a “mayday,” when flying at 37,000 toes, aviation media and tracking net sites said.

Pilots of the 12-yr-traditional Airbus A330-300 requested to divert to Shannon in western Eire but switched to Dublin on instructions from the airline, in accordance with Aviation Herald, an self sustaining web page which tracks airplane incidents.

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Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) unit Brussels Airways confirmed that the airplane had diverted after an engine warning and said pilots had adopted identical outdated direction of.

Passengers praised the crew but said they’d been establish up in accommodations in Dublin before being flown to Paris on Saturday, the assign many had been then unable to obtain on overcrowded flights to New York days before Thanksgiving within the United States.

They incorporated 18-yr-traditional Maja Schmidt from Germany who was heading to New York to work as an au pair.

“They didn’t possess anything else vegetarian so I ate bread and a cookie,” she told Reuters. The airline said it had a coverage of offering vegetarian meals and blamed the difficulty on a resort.

Also on board was 22-yr-traditional Oliver Sommerburg from approach Hamburg, Germany, taking finest the second flight of his life.

“It was crazy, I hold no longer know what is going down on. They hold no longer portray us anything else,” he said.

Bernard Vidick, a Belgian judicial officer, said he had been refused a connecting flight in Paris due to the the airplane bringing stranded passengers from Dublin had also been delayed.

“This formula we are blocked in Paris whereas we must be in New York. We’re losing two of the few streak days now we possess,” he told Reuters.

“Now we possess completed our utmost to present care to our passengers in no longer easy circumstances … but unfortunately we are succesful of also no longer provide an optimal acknowledge to all. We very grand remorse the distress this precipitated for our customers,” the airline said.

Carriers serving the United States are bracing for congestion and delays next week because the Thanksgiving vacation overlaps with airline labour shortages.

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Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Jane Merriman and Andrew Heavens

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