UK’s East Midlands Airport closed after emergency landing – reports
G-MAPP incident at East Midlands Airport just now - Photo by Francisco Borges pic.twitter.com/CBSTshnZgc— Ross Hallam (@MrRossHallam) January 14, 2016
The Derby Telegraph reports the incident occurred shortly after midday.
Breaking: We are receiving reports East Midlands Airport is closed after an aircraft accident. Stay tuned— Paul Whyatt (@PaulWhyattDT) January 14, 2016
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue confirmed it is attending an incident at the airport, the BBC reports.
East Midlands Airport is closed due to an accident, Cessna 402 G-MAPP gas had a gear collapse on landing.— Ross Hallam (@MrRossHallam) January 14, 2016
A source told the Derby Telegraph the aircraft crashed on the runway.
“I heard it unfold on the airport traffic control radio. The aircraft did a go-around and just as it came into land there was a mayday call.
“It sounded like the landing gear failed and it crashed on the runway. I didn’t see any fire but there are rescue teams there now.”
East Midlands Airport is closed at the moment because of an incident on the runway. Inbound flights are diverting pic.twitter.com/svZYQXbf37— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 14, 2016
East Midlands Airport confirmed a private light aircraft suffered a landing gear issue.
A spokeswoman quoted by the BBC said flights were suspended for two hours.
“The airport’s fire service was in attendance and no injuries have been reported,” she said.