Geneva Airport suspends operations after private jet overshoots runway

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Operations at Geneva Airport (GVA) were temporarily suspended on December 13, 2023 after a private jet encountered a runway incident.

Reports claim the private jet overshot the runway upon landing and ended up on an adjacent grass area. No injuries have been reported.

The airport announced the disruption on X (formerly Twitter), calling the disturbance an “operational disruption”.

On its website, the airport said that the Geneva area has been hit by heavy rain in recent days, and that the “ground is very muddy”.

Passengers from other aircraft on the runway were able to capture footage of the private jet stuck on the grassy area, with the airport’s fire brigade surrounding the aircraft for assistance.

Live air traffic site Flightradar24 reported that the incident caused 20 diversions, 12 cancellations, and a number of aircraft, including one British Airways A320, were left on the runway waiting for departure.

After more than two hours of suspended operations, the airport eventually announced that the runway reopened and normal operations resumed at around 22:00 local time.

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