A Monarch Airlines Boeing 737 skidded off the runway as it taxied at Birmingham Airport this morning when there was a possible problem with its brakes.
Monarch Flight 467, being operated by Lithuanian carrier Aurela Airlines, was inbound from Nice, France and landed at Birmingham just after 1:00 PM BST.
The BBC reports:
‘Monarch said the plane was being taxied to the terminal in Birmingham when “one set of wheels left the taxi way bringing the aircraft to a stop”.
Passengers said there had first appeared to be problems with the aircraft’s brakes as it was being taxied in Nice, and described it as a “very old plane”.
All flights to and from the airport were immediately suspended after the incident. The runway reopened at about 15:10 BST.’
Monarch said it was the same 737 which left 150 people stranded in Tenerife last month when a door broke. It said it had suspended the use of Aurela.
There were no reported injuries and air traffic at the airport is back to normal.