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Dublin airport: Small aircraft damaged on landing

The scene of the incident at Dublin airport
Image caption Air accident investigators were called after the nose of the small cargo plane collapsed on landing

Two crew members have escaped injury after the nose of their cargo plane collapsed on landing at Dublin airport.

It happened at 08:33 GMT, and the main runway was closed for a number of hours as the light aircraft was disabled by the damage it sustained.

Air accident investigators have been called in to examine the scene.

Flights were disrupted for a time, but staff have confirmed the airport is now "operating as normal" and they advised passengers to check in as usual.

In a statement on its website, Dublin Airport said the incident "involved the apparent failure of the nose wheel of a Metroliner aircraft which was operating a cargo flight at the time".