Accident investigators are at Belfast International Airport to determine how the tyres of a plane burst on the runway.
The incident happened just before 6am on Tuesday with the plane left stranded at the junction between the two runways, causing major disruption with the airport having to be closed.
Flights were cancelled and arrivals suspended. By the afternoon the airport was operating at a reduced capacity with the plane still stranded between the two runways.
Among the passengers affected was 64-year-old Violet Slater from Crieff in Perthshire. She told how she had to wait in a queue for more than two hours after her flight home was cancelled.
But she praised the airport staff who were "fantastically helpful".