EIGHT INJURED: London Stansted Airport reopens after ‘huge bang’ and plane aborts take off

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'INCIDENT ON RUNWAY': FlightAlerts say that flights inbound to London Stansted are currently diverting. File image. Photo credit: Shutterstock


FLIGHTS at London Stansted Airport have been grounded or diverted due to ‘an incident on the runway’ but the plane has now been removed and the airport is now fully operational again.

Videos posted to social media showed emergency vehicles with flashing lights in the distance.

Eight people were reported injured after a Lauda plane bound for Vienna was forced to abandon its take off from Stansted.

All flights were grounded for three hours after the incident that forced the evacuation of the plane via emergency slides.

One Twitter user claimed: “Mid take off at Stansted, our plane had a huge bang, skidded to a stop and all had to evacuate down the slides, with my friend opening the emergency door. A scary experience for sure.”

@FlightAlerts say that flights inbound to London Stansted are currently diverting, “Aircraft aborted takeoff and emergency evacuation on the runway.”

London Stansted is the fourth-busiest airport in the UK by passenger traffic located in Essex 42 miles northeast of Central London.

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