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.


More in this Section

Planning awarded for new train station at Pelletstown for Dublin commuters

Sinn Féin Belfast headquarters targeted by arsonists

Village of Knock gets ready for Pope visit

Gardaí investigating all circumstances around fatal Dublin stabbing


More From The Irish Examiner