Alan Pulido on Aeroméxico plane that made an emergency landing in Ireland

The player posted a video on Instagram and thanked God for being with him.

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English 29/06/2015 12:30 Actualizada 09:50
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Alan Pulido, a Mexican footballer who plays for the Greek club Levadiakos, was in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner en route from Mexico City to Paris made an emergency landing at Ireland's Shannon Airport.

The player posted a video on Instagram accompanied by the following message: "Thank you God for always being with me. We had to make an emergency landing in Ireland because of a failure on the plane to Paris, but we are all good and safe. Definitely an unforgettable experience that I do not wish to anyone." 

All 193 people on board disembarked safely, a spokesman for the airport said on Monday.

Mexico's Aeroméxico said in a statement that an alert in the cargo hold of the flight caused it to divert, and a spokesperson later added there was no fire on the plane.

While Aeroméxico said there was no fire in this case, the Dreamliner has a history of electrical systems overheating. Regulators grounded the worldwide 787 fleet in January 2013 after lithium-based batteries overheated on two jets in two separate incidents in less than two weeks, prompting a full-scale U.S. investigation.

Boeing modified the battery system and installed steel boxes around the batteries to contain fire and allow smoke and fumes to vent outside the aircraft.

In April 2013, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration allowed the 787 to resume service and other regulators followed. The root cause of battery overheating was never determined

(With information from Reuters)

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