Plane skids off runway at Birmingham Airport

By Laura Payne Friday 21 September 2012 Updated: 21/09 15:35

The plane skidded off the runway at Bimringham Airport. (s)

A PLANE has skidded off the runway after landing at Birmingham Airport.

The Monarch flight from Nice was being taxied to the terminal in heavy rain when it skidded off the runway and ended up on the grass at 1.10pm today (Friday).

A statement on Birmingham Airport's website reads: "An incident involving Monarch flight ZB467 arriving from Nice and operated by AURELA Airlines occurred at 13.11 this afternoon.

"Passengers left the aircraft by the steps; no one was hurt.

"The airport is open with flights arriving and departing.

"Some departing flights may still be subject to delay. Passengers should contact the airline directly."

Planes due to land at the airport had been diverted to other airports around the country.

Monarch said emergency services were dealing with the aircraft and said it would work with the airport to investigate what happened.

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Ambulance crews stood-by in the terminal area of the airport in the event of any passengers requiring medical assessment and treatment.

"WMAS can confirm that no passengers were treated at the scene or taken to hospital as a result of this incident."

This photo of the scene at Birmingham Airport was posted by Twitter user Roblambert45. (s)

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