Newcastle Airport Runway Missed by Thomson Plane

By on Nov 26, 2010 in Europe, World Comments
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A Thomson Fly Boeing 737-800 passenger plane overshot the runway of Newcastle International Airport on midnight of Thursday, November 25, 2010, according to international reports. The aircraft, operated by TUI, was able to stop several meters away from the runway, as reported by the Northumbria Police.

All 189 passengers including an infant were reported safe and able to leave the Thomson plane. A fire fighters group has provided emergency assistance to airport fire service and helped the passengers out of the plane through the stairs.

The aircraft is on a return flight from Arrecife in Lanzarote. It has been towed away from the runway and no damaged was sustained.

The Newcastle International Airport has cofirmed in a released statement that “at approximately 2100 this evening a Thomson Fly Boeing 737-800 aircraft came to a halt at the eastern end of the Newcastle International Airport runway.”

An investigation by the Air Accident Investigation on the incident is underway.

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