Fire crews have been called to Bristol Airport, planes have been diverted. We understand that the major emergency plan was put into plane after the landing gear on an inbound flight failed to confirm that the gear had locked into place. A number of Fre crews from Avon Fire and rescue were called to support the Bristol airport fire service. Three fire engines were called to the airport around 6.45pm today two appliances from Bedminster and a third from Temple Back were sent to the scene.
A number of flight have been diverted into nearby Cardiff whilst ground staff and the emergency dealt with the incident that is involving a light aircraft. The Inbound flight had issue with landing gear light so an emergency was declared and other flights diverted. The concerned flight has landed safely.
A spokesman for Bristol airport has confirm that there was a small delays and three flight that where due to land at the air port were handled at Cardiff At 6.34pm a light aircraft arriving into Bristol experienced a warning light, indicating a possible minor technical issue. The aircraft landed safely at 7.30pm. Normal precautionary procedures were followed with emergency services being present on the aircraft’s arrival.
Two aircraft scheduled to arrive at Bristol Airport at this time, were diverted to Cardiff Airport. Both flights have since returned to Bristol Airport with passengers.
Bristol Airport remains open with normal flight operations. Some minor delays may be experienced due to the knock-on effect of the aircraft diversions.