Belfast Telegraph

Aer Lingus flight forced to divert after incident at Kerry Airport leads to runway closure

By Louise Kelly

An Aer Lingus flight has been forced to divert following an incident at Kerry Airport.

It's been reported, the runway at the airport has been closed after a small plane went off the runway.

The flight travelling from Dublin to Kerry - which had been due to land at 1pm on Saturday afternoon - was forced to return to Dublin Airport.

It is understood that there are no injuries to the pilot and passenger aboard the single engine craft.

The 1.20pm Kerry to Dublin flight has been cancelled.

The airport's website says flights from London and Dublin scheduled for later today are unaffected.

Stobart Air confirmed that the airport has been closed.

In a statement, it said: "We can confirm that Aer Lingus Regional flight EI3204 from Dublin to Kerry was forced to return to Dublin Airport this morning due to an unrelated issue involving a small light aircraft on the runway in Kerry Airport.  As a result, the runway at Kerry has been temporarily closed, with all flights suspended.

"Alternative travel arrangements have been made for all Aer Lingus Regional passengers."

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