Plane reportedly 'skids' off runway at Doncaster Sheffield airport

No one was injured when plane ended up on grass as it prepared to take off Credit: Alex Roebuck

Doncaster Sheffield airport has been closed after a plane reportedly skidded off the runway.

The 747 cargo plane is understood to have ended up on the grass as it was preparing to take off. 

Emergency crews at scene at Doncaster Sheffield Airport Credit: Alex Roebuck

The crew has been taken off and no-one has been injured. Flights in and out are disrupted.

Passengers are advised to contact their airline before traveling.

We can confirm that the runway at DSA is temporarily closed due to a 747 freight aircraft requiring operational support. There were no passengers on board at the time of the incident, and there were no injuries to colleagues or crew. The freight on board the aircraft may be offloaded to aid recovery. The fire team have confirmed that the aircraft is safe, and have now returned to the station.

Spokesperson, Doncaster and Sheffield Airport