A West Air Boeing 737 suffered runway excursion at East Midlands Airport. The aircraft is reported on the grass.
The runway was closed and flights were in holding pattern or diverted to MAN and BHX. A tow truck and the airport’s fire crew have been called to the scene to try and pull the plane out of the gravel. No-one has been injured in the incident.
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- UPDATE 2106 UTC The Airport is operating at reduced arrival rate.
- UPDATE 2041 UTC Runway is reopening.
- UPDATE 2040 UTC The aircraft is stuck at end of runway 27.
- UPDATE 2034 UTC According to Eurocontrol, the runway will be closed until 0015 UTC.
East Midlands Airport is an international airport in the East Midlands of England, located in Leicestershire close to Castle Donington. The airport was originally a Royal Air Force station, RAF Castle Donington, which was decommissioned in 1946.