Liverpool John Lennon Aiport closed after plane overshoots runway with all flights delayed

Liverpool airport has been forced to close after a private jet came off the runway this morning.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 9:56 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 2:56 pm

A spokesman for Liverpool John Lennon Airport said no one was injured when the private jet, which had four people on board, came off the runway after landing at about 6am on Wednesday.

"We can confirm there was an incident at around 6am this morning when a private jet with three crew and one passenger on board came off the runway after landing,” he said.

"There were no injuries and the runway is expected to be closed until this afternoon while the airport deals with the incident.

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An airplane lands at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport (PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

"Anyone travelling from the airport today is advised to contact their airline for the latest information.”

Flights arriving from Salzburg, where Liverpool FC played on Tuesday night, the Isle of Man and Dublin were diverted to Manchester on Wednesday morning, while planes from Belfast and Amsterdam were cancelled.