UK airport suspends operations due to ‘security incident’ on aircraft

Birmingham Airport has temporarily suspended operations due to a “security incident on an aircraft”.

A Birmingham Airport spokesperson said: “The aircraft landed safely and all passengers and crew have disembarked.

“All customers due to travel should make their way to the airport and check in as normal.”

Footage from the scene showed multiple emergency vehicles on the runway as the plane – which appeared to be an Aer Lingus aircraft – landed.

Image: Pic: Airport Action

A short while later, what looked like the passengers and crew were seen leaving the aircraft in a single-file line as two white coaches arrived to take them away from the area.

Meanwhile, numerous flights scheduled to depart from Birmingham this evening have either been delayed or cancelled, according to the airport’s website.

It is unclear whether these delays are due to the incident or not.

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Disruption on the railway is also expected until 7pm after all lines between Birmingham New Street and Coventry were blocked due to the incident at the airport.

National Rail said lines have now reopened but trains may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 50 minutes or diverted.