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East Midlands Airport closes temporarily after landing incident

Operations have currently been suspended at East Midlands Airport after an aircraft had an issue with its undercarriage during landing.

The airports on-site fire crews attending the incident and approaching flights were seen circling overhead while the incident was dealt with.

The incident happened during a training flight this morning. Photo: East Midlands Airport.

An East Midlands Airport Spokesperson said: “A Harvard T6 aircraft (reg. KF183) which is used for training purposes, encountered a technical issue with its undercarriage upon landing at East Midlands Airport this morning. Our fire teams were on the scene immediately and fortunately the two crew were unharmed. The aircraft, which is currently resting on the grass adjacent to the runway, is in the process of being removed and normal operations will resume shortly.”

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