Emergency declared at Guernsey Airport as plane 'leaves the runway'

Guernsey airport
The plane touched down at 18:43 BST [BBC]

Guernsey Airport was closed for about two hours on Tuesday evening after an aircraft "left the runway", the site confirmed.

The Aurigny flight from Gatwick touched down at 18:43 BST and came to a stop within the runway's "end safety area" at the airport's western section.

There were no reported injuries among the 63 passengers and four crew on board.

A full emergency was declared but crews were stood down en route to the site.

No damage was reported to the aircraft, which was towed to the apron shortly after 20:30 BST.

All passengers safely disembarked from the aircraft and transferred to the airport terminal by bus, with the airport able to reopen at 20:55 BST.

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