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New plan to secure Durham Tees Valley Airport

Taking off: Durham Tees Valley Airport. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A master plan to secure the furture of Durham Tees Valley airport is being published today.

It includes a public consultation period of two months.

It comes just two weeks after it was announced there would be no charter flights operating out of the airport after this year.

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Plane goes off airport runway

A plane has gone off the end of the runway whilst getting ready to take off at Durham Tees Valley Airport, an airport spokesman has confirmed.

Emergency services were called after a Falcon 20 jet, operated by Cobham Aviation Services, reportedly developed a problem at around 9am. Three people were onboard at the time but no one was injured. The airport has continued to operate as normal.

An airport spokesperson said:

"Emergency services have been involved in dealing with an incident at Durham Tees Valley airport this morning.

"The incident involved a Falcon 20 aircraft operated by Cobham Aviation Services.

"It is believed the aircraft developed problems whilst preparing for take-off and left the end of the runway.

"Three people were on board the aircraft.

"There are not believed to be any injuries and the airport is continuing to operate as normal.

"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed of the incident."

– Spokesperson, Durham Tees Valley Airport

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed of the incident.

Extension to Newcastle Airport

Newcastle International Airport opens Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An extension to Newcastle International Airport will be officially opened this morning by Transport Minister Theresa Villiers. The £3.2 million improvements aim to make it easier for passengers to go through security. It's considered to be a major investment in the North East's biggest airport.

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