Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport reopens after 19h shutdown

17 August 2014 (Last Updated August 17th, 2014 18:30)

Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, UK, has been reopened after an aircraft problem forced it to close down.

Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, UK, has been reopened after an aircraft problem forced it to close down.

The LinksAir plane, which was carrying two crew members and one passenger on board, had developed a problem with its landing gear. It had been flying from Belfast City Airport to the airport in South Yorkshire.

Airport officials said that the passenger was taken for a check-up immediately after the flight had landed.

"The UK Air Accident Investigation Branch has visited the airport and the LinksAir flight, LNQ207, which experienced problems with its undercarriage on landing, has now been moved from the runway area."

The incident took place at 7.30pm on Friday evening, following which all flights from the airport, which included flights to holiday destinations such as Ibiza, had to be cancelled.

A team of investigators from the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) visited the location.

The airport reopened properly at 2.45pm the following day, after being closed down for more than 19h after the incident.

A spokesperson from Robin Hood Airport said: "The UK Air Accident Investigation Branch has visited the airport and the LinksAir flight, LNQ207, which experienced problems with its undercarriage on landing, has now been moved from the runway area.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused to passengers affected by the incident which occurred last night."

The first flight scheduled to take-off after the airport reopened was the Wizzair flight to Bucharest.

The airport also mentioned that the emergency shutdown of the airport affected approximately 1,800 passengers.