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BREAKING: East Midlands Airport set to reopen by 7.30pm

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 29, 2014

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EAST Midlands Airport is set to reopen by 7.30pm, a spokesman has said.

Earlier today, a plane carrying "general cargo" lost part of its landing gear and was left stranded on the runway.

The airport has been closed since 2.30am.

At 6pm, a spokesman said the aircraft was been lifted away and that bosses were "hopeful' runway will be back in action within 'an hour and a half'.

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