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PICTURE UPDATE: East Midlands Airport: 15 flights suspended and 2,000 passengers hit by runway closure

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 29, 2014

DELS20140429A-014_C.JPG Picture: Lucy Shaw A cargo plane had to make a forced landing at East Midlands Airport in the early hours of this morning. The incident has caused all flights to and from the airport to be cancelled. Picture shows people waiting fo

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EAST Midlands Airport has suspended all flights in and out of the site after problems with a cargo plane during landing.

Dozens of flights and thousands of passengers have been affected by the runway closure following issues at 2.30am today.

An emergency response plan was activated after a Boeing 737 Freighter with two crew members on board developed problems with its landing gear. There were no injuries.

Many of the passengers who were due to fly out from the airport have been taken to Manchester Airport by coach.

East Midlands Airport is advising anyone with any queries to call the contact centre on 0800 140 4007.

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