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Airport closed after plane problem

LONDON, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- A busy city airport had to be closed for nearly an hour Wednesday after a problem with a landing British Airways plane, BA said.
The BA8711 from Edinburgh suffered "a minor technical fault" on landing at London City Airport and could not clear the runway as normal.
BA said passengers disembarked normally and were taken to the terminal by coach.
The runway had to be closed from 7.30GMT to 8.25GMT with two arriving Air France aircraft and two BA planes being diverted to other airports.
BA said "We apologise to passengers for the delay. Safety is of paramount importance and at no time was this compromised." London City Airport said the BA Embraer aircraft was towed to its stand and full operations had restarted following an inspection of the runway. (end) he.asa KUNA 181258 Aug 11NNNN