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Main runway at Cork Airport reopened after crane required to remove private plane

There were delays and flight diversions as a result of the incident.

The interior of Cork Airport.
The interior of Cork Airport.
Image: Shutterstock/Phil Darby

Updated Jul 22nd 2018, 7:28 PM

THE MAIN RUNWAY at Cork Airport has reopened tonight after a private plane was removed from the area.

There were delays this afternoon as a result of the incident. Several departing flights were cancelled and at least four incoming flights were diverted to Shannon.

A private plane incurred a burst nose wheel earlier and blocked the main runway.

“There are delays to flights at Cork Airport after an executive jet incurred a burst nose wheel before departure,” airport officials said on Twitter earlier afternoon.

A crane would be required to lift the aircraft away, the airport said – adding that there had been no injuries.

This update was posted this evening:

The main runway @CorkAirport has been reopened after an earlier incident with a jet aircraft that burst a nose wheel prior to take off. Please check flight status with your airline. We apologise for the obvious inconvenience this has caused our passengers this afternoon.

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