Birmingham Airport runway shut as plane skids off: BBC News

Posted: September 21, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News), Birmingham
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[BBC NewsBirmingham Airport‘s runway has been shut after a plane skidded off it.

The aircraft skidded off the runway shortly after 13:10 BST

The aircraft skidded off the runway shortly after 13:10 BST. Photo: Wikipedia

Airport officials said the Monarch-chartered flight ZB467, from Nice in France, skidded off the runway shortly after 13:10 BST.

The airport said the Boeing 737 was operated by Lithuanian firm Air Aurela.

Monarch said the plane was being taxied to the terminal when “one set of wheels left the taxi way bringing the aircraft to a stop”. There were not thought to be any injuries.

The airport said all flights were suspended and “airfield services” were assisting the airline crew.

In a statement, Monarch said: “Passengers are being transferred to the airport terminal where they will be cared for by Monarch staff.”

The company said it was working with the airport to move the aircraft and help with the investigation into what happened.

It said that as a “standard precaution”, emergency services were dealing with the aircraft……

Read the full story at BBC News…..


BBC News
21st Sept, 2012


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