Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds Bradford airport: Plane lands with wheel problem

Two people, including the pilot, have walked away from a light aircraft which landed at Leeds Bradford International Airport with reported nose wheel problems.

The aircraft landed at 10:04 BST on Saturday and was towed off the runway.

A fire crew was on stand-by but was not needed. The runway was closed for a time, but has since reopened.

A spokesperson said there was a minor delay and one flight from Belfast was diverted to Manchester.

The airport said later that the diversion was not caused by the incident on the runway.

An eyewitness who saw the plane being towed, but did not want to be named, said: "I saw it being escorted by the fire service. To me the propellers looked bent and damaged."

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