Emergency situation at Belfast International Airport - fire engines meet passenger jet on runway

There is an emergency situation at Belfast International Airport, according to reports.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 4:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 6:02 pm
The scene at Belfast International Airport. (Photo: Alex Oldman)

Shortly before 4:00pm on Wednesday several photographs were posted on social media by travellers inside the Belfast International Airport terminal building.

The photographs show a passenger jet on the runway with number of stationary emergency vehicles nearby.

A spokesperson for Belfast International Airport said: "We can confirm we are dealing with a ground incident involving an aircraft, passengers disembarked as normal and have returned to the departure lounge.

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"The airport remains open and operational."

This image from the scene was taken by Neal Fitzpatrick.