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Irish flights among cancellations after plane goes off runway at Bristol Airport

No-one was hurt in the incident, but there have been dozens of flight delays.

FLIGHTS TO DUBLIN, CORK and Belfast were amongst those cancelled in the wake of an incident at Bristol Airport yesterday morning that saw a plane leave the runway.

The Embraer 145 plane left the taxiway after landing from Frankfurt yesterday morning shortly after 11.30am.

According to the airport:

Passengers were disembarked and returned to the terminal by coach. None of the 25 people on board were hurt.

The runway stayed closed as crews removed the plane from its location – and only re-opened shortly before midnight.

The Bristol Post reported this morning that there were still knock-on delays at the airport today. Thousands have been forced to rearrange their Christmas travel plans.

Around 70 flights were cancelled yesterday and many more diverted, the paper reported.

Knock-on delays are expected to continue tomorrow.

“We apologise to passengers for the flight disruption experienced,” an airport statement said.

“We appreciate it is frustrating to have Christmas travel plans impacted.

Passengers travelling this weekend are advised to contact their airline for the latest flight information.

Ryanair flights to Dublin, Aer Lingus ones to Dublin and Cork and Easyjet services to Belfast were amongst those cancelled yesterday.

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