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Delays after Alderney's airport closes due to an aircraft tyre failure

The main runway was declared open again at 15:44. Credit: ITV Channel TV

There are delays at Alderney's airport this evening after it had to be closed when an aircraft experienced a tyre failure prior to take off earlier.

The closure happened at just before 3pm today (2 August), and was "necessary to get the aircraft back to the apron safely", according to a spokesperson.

There were no injuries to the people on board the aircraft.

The main runway was declared open again at 15:44.

Due to the ongoing delays to passenger flights, the airport will also remain open late if required to clear any backlog ahead of Alderney Week.

Alderney Airport has apologised for any inconvenience caused by this incident.