Cork Airport's main runway closed after 'hard landing'

The main runway at Cork Airport has been closed after a hard landing invoking a light aircraft.

The aircraft, en route from Waterford, made a hard landing on Runway 16 at around 4.30pm which resulted in its nose gear snapping.

Pic: Sean Cronin/Twitter

There were no injuries. Early indications suggest the aircraft may be beyond repair.

The runway is closed pending the arrival of a crane and a low loader to remove the aircraft.

The closure of the runway led to the diversion of one Aer Lingus flight to Shannon and of a business jet to Dublin.

Several outbound flights have been delayed.


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