Airport reopens after flight incident

Published Saturday, 16 August 2014
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Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster has reopened after it was forced to close on Friday when a plane from Belfast got into difficulties while landing.

Airport reopens after flight incident
The plane and emergency response teams at the airport on Friday. (© Andrew Roe)

The LinksAir flight, returning from George Best Belfast City Airport, had an issue with the undercarriage as it tried to land in England at around 7.30pm.

A passenger was taken to hospital for checks after the incident.

The airport was closed after the aircraft crash landed near the runway and could not be moved until aircraft investigators examined the site.

Nine flights and 1,620 passengers were affected by the disruption.

A statement from the airport said: "We are pleased to confirm that the runway at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield reopened at 14.45pm this afternoon.

"The UK Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) have visited the airport and the LinksAir flight, LNQ207, which experienced problems with its undercarriage on landing, has now been moved from the runway area.

"The first departure from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be the Wizzair flight to Bucharest at 15:30pm.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused to passengers affected by the incident which occurred last night."

© UTV News
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