Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Runway closed when Jet's tyres burst

At about 8.30am this morning at London’s City Airport, the tyres burst on a CityJet plane arriving from Paris resulting in the closure of the runway.

There were no reports of injuries and the aircraft was safely evacuated. A spokesperson said: "We can confirm the aircraft safely came to rest at the eastern end of the runway and all 55 passengers and five crew on board have been safety transported to the terminal”.

Investigations are underway to try and reveal the cause of the accident but all passengers travelling to London City Airport are advised to contact their airlines for travel information.

Last summer when Police foiled a plot to blow up transatlantic flights Britain’s airports have been on a high state of alert, but this incident has no evidence suggesting any terrorism links.

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