JUNE 16, 2018
A Norweigan Airlines Boeing 737, flight D86241 from Reykjavik to Madrid (Spain) was diverted to Birmingham Airport after reporting hydraulic failure.
The plane with 152 passengers and crew landed at Birmingham Airport, and the “The fire trucks put foam under the aircraft as a standard precautionary measure” said the airport spokesman. Unconfirmed report says the aircraft experienced a tire burst on landing.
Passengers and crew have been taken to the terminal where they are being assisted by Birmingham Airport.
The runway is currently closed until further notice.
According to Birmingham live, Dozens of flights coming in and out of Birmingham Airport have been delayed. At least 14 which were due to arrive this afternoon have been delayed by several hours. These include flights from Palma, Dublin, Malaga, Jersey and Alicante.
Some departures have also been delayed including a Primera Air flight to Palma which was due to fly at 14.55 has been delayed until 16.45.