Airport drama as firefighters scrambled to broken Ryanair plane stuck on runway

Chaos broke out on a runway after a Ryanair plane became "stuck" after landing at an airport in the UK.

Passengers were forced to exit an aircraft at Leeds Bradford Airport following reports of a "blown up" tyre on Sunday ( June 5).

They were eventually escorted off the plane after travelling in from Faro, Portugal, and emergency services rushed to the scene.

It has been reported that multiple flights have been delayed or cancelled due to the plane "blocking" the runway this afternoon.

Witnesses said two buses arrived to take the passengers from the affected plane to the airport, reports Leeds Live.

"Looks like the plane is going to be there for a while", one eyewitness said.

Several flights have been delayed, including the 12.15pm Ryanair flight to Faro, the 1.25pm Jet2 flight to Paris and the 1.30pm flight to Belfast City.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said: "This flight from Faro to Leeds (05 June) landed normally at Leeds Bradford Airport at 11.40 where it then experienced a minor tyre issue on the runway.

"Passengers disembarked normally and were transported to the terminal by bus.

"The aircraft was towed on stand at 13:16 and inspected by our engineers in line with normal procedures, in turn the runway was reopened at 13:23.

"A replacement aircraft has been deployed for the remaining sectors.”

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A spokesperson for Leeds Bradford Airport added: "On-site fire operations attended the runway to support an inbound Ryanair flight experiencing difficulties upon landing.

"Passenger safety is our biggest priority and our team acted promptly to manage the incident.

"As part of this we took the decision to divert four flights to nearby airports while we assisted the flight. All passengers disembarked safely, and operations have returned to normal.”

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