Airport reopens following ‘crashing landing’ incident

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Airport closed since last night
A plane that crash landed at a Yorkshire airport has now been cleared away and flights have resumed on the runway.

The LinksAir flight from Belfast City Airport experienced issues while landing at about 7.30pm yesterday at Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster.

As a result all flights from the airport were grounded, including a host of European destinations and the party island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean.

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Air investigators arrived at the airport this morning to inspect the aircraft that had problems with its undercarriage on landing.

One person was reportedly taken to hospital for checks after the incident.

Passengers were told to check in as normal this morning and the first flight is expected to leave this afternoon.

A statement from the airport said: “We are pleased to confirm that the runway at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield reopened at 14.45pm this afternoon.

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“The UK Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) have visited the airport and the LinksAir flight, LNQ207, which experienced problems with its undercarriage on landing, has now been moved from the runway area.

“The first departure from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be the Wizzair flight to Bucharest at 15:30pm.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to passengers affected by the incident which occurred last night.”