A RUNWAY at East Midlands Airport has been closed this morning following an incident overnight in which an Irish cargo plane’s landing gear failed.
Two flight crew were on board the Boeing 737 cargo plane but neither was hurt.
It is believed the left-hand landing gear of the aircraft suffered a failure after the aircraft had successfully landed and whilst slowing for taxi off the runway.
The aircraft is on the runway and the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit and UK Air Accident Investigation Branch have been informed.
The runway remains closed whilst technical examinations take place, but the aircraft will be removed as soon as possible.
Those travelling to and from the airport, they are urged to contact the airlines they are travelling with.