A GROUND incident involving an easyJet flight from Belfast International Airport to Malaga-Costa del Sol airport this afternoon (Wednesday) is being investigated.
We can confirm we are dealing with a ground incident involving an aircraft, passengers disembarked as normal and have returned to the departure lounge. The airport remains open and operational.
— Belfast Airport (@belfastairport) April 3, 2019
As part of normal procedures emergency services were scrambled to the scene and passengers disembarked after the aircraft was damaged by a pushback tug.
The airline confirmed: “Flight EZY6755 from Belfast to Malaga has been delayed as a result of damage sustained from a pushback tug.
“All passengers disembarked normally. They have been provided with support from our ground staff.
“A replacement crew will operate the flight to Malaga on a replacement aircraft.
“The safety of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and we have launched an urgent investigation with our ground handling provider at Belfast Airport.”
An airport spokesman said: “We can confirm we are dealing with a ground incident involving an aircraft, passengers disembarked as normal and have returned to the departure lounge.
“The airport remains open and operational.”