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East Midlands Airport closed after landing gear problem

Plane on runway
Image caption No injuries have been reported

Passenger flights at East Midlands Airport were suspended earlier after a problem with an aircraft's landing gear on the runway.

The problem occurred just after the private light aircraft landed, an airport spokeswoman said.

The runway at the airport at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, has now reopened and normal service has resumed.

Flights were suspended for about two hours and no injuries were reported.

The aircraft, believed to be a Cessna G-MAPP light aircraft, had three people on board.

An airport spokeswoman said it had been due to land at East Midlands Airport and suffered a problem after the landing.

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Image caption Passengers waiting at the airport took pictures at the scene

The incident is believed to have happened at about 12:10 GMT.

Two inbound flights were diverted to Birmingham.

A Ryanair flight to Limoges, which was due to depart at 15:10, was delayed and the 13:25 flight to Guernsey was diverted to Manchester.

The airport spokeswoman said details of the incident will be sent to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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