Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Airport remains closed following Ryanair flight's emergency landing

Rome's Ciampino Airport remains closed today, following the emergency landing of a Ryanair flight there yesterday.

More than 160 passengers were on board when the plane was forced to land after suffering multiple bird strikes.

Four passengers and two crew members were injured when flight FR4102 had to make an emergency landing at Rome's Ciampino Airport yesterday - they have all since been discharged from hospital.

The plane involved is still on the runway - as the damage done to its left main landing gear has delayed its removal.

As a result the airport will remain closed until 4pm this afternoon - all flights until that time have been cancelled.

All passenger bags have been removed from the plane and Flightcare Italia has contacted customers regarding delivery.

Some alternative arrangements have been made for Ryanair flights to Rome - details are on the airline's website.

An update on the re-opening of Ciampino's runway will be given this afternoon.

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