East Midlands reopens after stricken aircraft removed

East Midlands airport has reopened after all flights were suspended when a cargo aircraft had problems during landing.

Freight company Air Contractors said a Boeing 737-400 from Paris suffered a landing gear failure.

It happened as the aircraft was slowing down to exit the runway at about 2.30am on Tuesday.

The airport did not reopen until last night as arrangements were made to remove the aircraft from the runway and dozens of flights were cancelled.

An spokesman said: “We would like to thank all our passengers for their patience and offer apologies for the inconvenience caused.

“As we return to normal operations, it is possible that there may be some changes to the flight schedule and we would encourage passengers to contact their airline and check our live flight information for the latest information on their travel.”

Sourced from Travel Weekly

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