East Midlands Airport re-opens after Spitfire front wheel collapses after landing
FLIGHTS have resumed at East Midlands Airport following an incident which saw the wheel of a Rolls-Royce-owned Spitfire collapse after landing.
The runway was shut at 3.20pm when the single pilot aircraft was left stranded on the runway.
But following safety checks and clearance works, airport users are now able to board their flights again.
An airport spokesman said: "Following a Spitfire aircraft sustaining a collapsed undercarriage on landing this afternoon, the airport has been working hard to remove the aircraft from the runway.
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"During this time, flights were temporarily suspended with seven aircraft diverted to Birmingham Airport.
"The aircraft has now been towed from the runway and after a final runway inspection, flights have resumed.
"Passengers should continue to check in as normal and the airport is now fully operational."
No-one was reported as hurt.