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Airport emergency over flat tyre

Scene of the alert
Emergency services were sent to attend the plane

An emergency call-out at George Best Belfast City Airport was caused by a deflated tyre on a plane, an airline has said.

Earlier, the airport said the Manx2 aircraft, which was carrying four passengers and three crew on a flight from the Isle of Man, had burst a tyre.

The incident caused delays, but the airport remained open.

Passenger Gary McCaw, who was due to travel to Liverpool, said his journey had been delayed by two hours.

"We saw the plane on the runway with the burst tyre, we saw the fire engines rush towards the plane and then about 10 minutes after that we saw a transit van to take off the passengers," he said.

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Laura Lyons reports on the incident





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