A TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 veered off the runway while landing at Leeds Bradford Airport this afternoon.
The incident, which involved flight TOM3551 from Corfu, happened at around 2pm. Images circulating on social media show the aircraft, G-TAWD (c/n 37265), positioned to the left of the runway with emergency vehicles surrounding it.
In a updated statement to Key.Aero this evening, a TUI UK&I spokesperson, said: “We would like to apologise to all those impacted by the closure of Leeds Bradford Airport on Friday 20th October following an incident that took place shortly after landing on TOM3551 from Corfu.
“The safety of our customers and crew is our number one priority and we can confirm there were no reported injuries, with all passengers disembarking the aircraft via the steps.
“All bags have now been removed from the aeroplane and our teams are on hand to support customers with their onward journey, and we will continue to offer any support as required.
“TUI customers due to depart on their holiday today will now be taken to Manchester Airport, where an aircraft is ready to take them on holiday as planned. Customers due to travel tomorrow will be contacted directly, with flights still planned to take place.
“TUI Airways is now fully assisting the AAIB with their investigation.”
According to weather observations taken at the time, the Yorkshire facility was experiencing strong crosswinds, brought by Storm Babet, which were gusting up to 35mph.
G-TAWD is a 12-year-old example delivered to Thomson Airways in February 2012.