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
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)
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