Birmingham Airport has closed its runway after an emergency landing. Flights aren’t expected to resume until at least 5PM this afternoon (16/06).
The airport has released the following statement:
“Birmingham Airport can confirm that the D86241 landed safely with 152 crew and passengers on board. Birmingham Airport’s fire service is in attendance as a precautionary measure.
The D86241 from Reykjavik to Madrid was diverted in to Birmingham Airport due to a hydraulic issue. Passengers and crew have been taken to the terminal where they are being assisted by Birmingham Airport.
The Norwegian aircraft that landed on Birmingham Airport’s runway will shortly be removed. The runway will then be cleared and inspected. Flights will not resume before 1700 hours.
For passengers travelling please check with your airline or the Airport’s website for updates.”