Wednesday 26 April 2017

Arsenal fans stranded in Switzerland following Basel Airport plane crash

Arsenal fans had travelled to Switzerland to watch their team face FC Basel CREDIT: AFP
Arsenal fans had travelled to Switzerland to watch their team face FC Basel CREDIT: AFP

Arsenal fans are reported to be among hundreds of passengers stuck at a Swiss airport after a light aircraft crashed in heavy fog.

Gunners' supporters returning to London after the side's 4-1 Champions' League victory against FC Basel on Tuesday saw their flights cancelled after the small plane came down on Wednesday evening.

There were reports of fatalities in the crash at Basel Mulhouse regional airport, close to the border with both France and Germany.

British Airways said its 5.27pm BA749 flight to Heathrow would not take place on Wednesday night, and a flight in the opposite direction would be delayed until Thursday.

A BA spokesman said: "We are looking after customers and re-booking them on to alternative flights to minimise disruption to their travel plans."

Easyjet was warning customers its 9.10pm flight from the Swiss city to Gatwick would be delayed because of a "runway closure".

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