Flights at a major UK airport were delayed or canceled on Sunday after reports a Ryanair plane ‘stuck’ on the runway after a tire burst. The passengers were escorted off the plane from Faro in Portugal which had landed at Yorkshire Airport.
Emergency services were also photographed at the scene and they remain on the trail. “Looks like the plane is going to be there for a while,” an eyewitness said, LeedsLive reports.
Several flights were delayed, including the 12:15 p.m. Ryanair flight to Faro, the 1:25 p.m. Jet2 flight to Paris and the 1:30 p.m. flybe plane to Belfast City.
The flight to Paris Cdg, LS315, with Jet2.com has been cancelled, as well as a flight to Amsterdam, LS205, with Jet2.com. A number of other flights were delayed this afternoon.
It was around 2pm on Sunday that Leeds Bradford plane spotters told Leeds Live that passengers on a flight to Faro were escorted off the plane more than two hours after take-off time following reports of an “exploded” tire.
One person said the plane “blocked” the runway for some time after landing, causing other planes to hijack. Witnesses report that two buses arrived to take the passengers of the plane hit to the airport.
A spokesman for Leeds Bradford Airport issued a statement on the incident, they said: ‘Our on-site fire operations went to the runway in support of an inbound Ryanair flight encountering difficulty at the airport. landing.
“Passenger safety is our highest priority and our team acted quickly to manage the incident. As part of this, we made the decision to divert four flights to nearby airports while we were assisting the flight. All passengers have landed safely and operations have returned to normal.”
LeedsLive has a live blog about the incident here