Plane makes safe emergency landing at Birmingham Airport

The latest on the developing situation at Birmingham Airport during tonight's bad weather.

Airport incident due to incoming plane with 'operational issue'

Stock photo of a FlyBe aircraft Credit: PA

A Birmingham Airport spokesperson has confirmed the incident this evening was due to an incoming plane reporting an 'operational issue' while landing.

The FlyBe BE854 flight landed safely at 8:25pm, and all passengers got off as normal, five minutes later than the scheduled arrival time.

As a precaution Air Traffic Control stopped trains running through Birmingham International station, which is next to the airport and runway. There are still some slight delays to rail services.


Trains delayed by 60 mins due to 'emergency' at Birmingham Airport


#Sandwell - trains through Birmingham New Street are now being delayed by up to 60 minutes


#Sandwell - there's also an emergency at Birmingham International Airport, which will add to the congestion through Birmingham New Street

Network Rail is tweeting there are currently delays of up to an hour through Birmingham New Street because of an 'emergency' at Birmingham Airport.

More to follow...