At 0341 hrs on 24th. October 1998, flight BA 114 made a normal ILS approach and landing on to Runway 24 at Shannon Airport. On roll-out, the No. 2 engine surged in reverse thrust and was shut down. The aircraft continued its roll on the runway, and came to a halt with its nose just beyond the intersection of the runway and Taxiway Alpha. A turn was executed on the runway at this point. During the turn the nose wheels of the aircraft left the paved surface and entered on to the grass verge.