Saturday 19 August 2017

Aer Lingus flight forced to divert after incident at Kerry Airport leads to runway closure

Aer Lingus Regional
Aer Lingus Regional
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

An Aer Lingus flight has been forced to divert its course following an incident at Kerry Airport.

According to reports, the runway at the airport has been closed after a small privately-owned plane temporarily went off the runway.

The flight travelling from Dublin to Kerry - which had been due to land at 1pm this afternoon - was forced to return to Dublin Airport.

It is understood that there are no injuries to the pilot and passenger aboard the single engine craft.

Passengers travelling on the regional flight to Kerry have been offered alternative arrangements.

Stobart Air statement confirmed that the airport has been closed.

In a statements, they said: "We can confirm that Aer Lingus Regional flight EI3204 from Dublin to Kerry was forced to return to Dublin Airport this morning due to an unrelated issue involving a small light aircraft on the runway in Kerry Airport.  As a result, the runway at Kerry has been temporarily closed, with all flights suspended.

"Alternative travel arrangements have been made for all Aer Lingus Regional passengers."

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