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20th Oct 2023

Plane skids off runway while landing at UK airport

Breaking news

A plane has skidded off the runway at Leeds Bradford airport while landing.

The incident occurred as the plane which was coming in from Corfu landed at the airport in west Yorkshire this afternoon (October 20).

A spokesperson said: “We can confirm TUI flight TOM3551 arriving from Corfu at LBA this afternoon has moved off the runway while landing.

“We are working with the airline, relevant operations teams and emergency authorities to address this situation and remove passengers from the aircraft safely.”

Fiona Marr, who was watching the planes land with her son, said that the plane had a “hard landing”, reports Sky News.

She said: “The wings were going up and down and it kind of landed sideways, then ended up in the grass.

“It was a hard landing. Straight away there was a really loud alarm coming from the airport which I’ve not heard before – and we go up there a lot.”

She added: “Then the engines came straight away. They [the passengers] must have been terrified.”