Crash leads to delays at Birmingham Airport

Hotel News - 16/06/2006

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The long delays caused by the crash landing early on Thursday of a freight plane to passenger services at Birmingham International Airport have ceased allowing services to return to normal. Passengers travelling from Birmingham had to be moved to other airports including Bristol and Manchester. Birmingham fully reopened on Thursday afternoon, following the emergency landing by the Boeing 737. Accident investigators are continuing with their investigation as to why the Boeing 737's pilot had to make a crash landing just after 6am. The undercarriage of the TNT jet failed, forcing the pilot to make a crash landing just after 0600 BST on Thursday. The undercarriage of the jet failed and remained on the runway causing all take-offs to be cancelled for six hours. Over 200 flights where diverted or delayed and arrivals to the airport began again hours later during the afternoon.

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