Ryanair Boeing 737 blocks runway at Leeds Bradford after tire blowout

Andy Mitchell

A Ryanair Boeing 737 has been blocking a runway at Leeds Bradford airport (LBA) for several hours resulting in a number of flight delays and diversions.

The aircraft remained on the runway after landing during the incident on June 5, 2022. According to Flightradar24, the flight arrived at 11:29 AM GMT from Ibiza (IBZ).

According to the Metro, passengers described a “very heavy” landing followed by the aircraft coming to a “very abrupt stop”.

Alongside other local media websites, Leeds Live reported that the aircraft suffered a tire blowout, and remained stuck on the runway for several hours.

Flightradar24 data shows that since the landing, three flights have been diverted to other airports, with the next flight landing at LBA at 2:27 pm.

Multiple photos taken by passengers at LBA show the aircraft surrounded by firefighting vehicles.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that, according to a spokesperson for LBA, the passengers were unharmed.

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