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Written by on May 30, 2019

Article by : @leadernewspaper 

The airport has activated the security protocol and will be closed until at least 5:00 p.m. Photo credit: Aena
Photo credit: Aena

A private plane en route from Amsterdam skidded off the runway at Alicante airport just before 2pm on Thursday afternoon

The Civil Guard and Aena, who attended the incident, say that four people were slightly injured, two passengers and the two pilots.

It is thought that the accident could have been caused by either a blowout on a tyre or brake failure on attempting to bring the aircraft to a halt.

The airport has activated the security protocol as a result of which fifteen flights have been diverted to Valencia, Murcia and Barcelona. Tere have alse been delays to the departures with several flights unable to take off due to the accident.

The private jet has been removed with the use of a crane and the airport is now open.

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