Montpellier airport closed until further notice after a minor accident
Montpellier airport is currently closed until further notice after a cargo plane was blown off the runway as it attempted to land in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 24).
The Aeropostale Boeing 737 was attempting to land in stormy conditions and ended up off the runway in a nearby lake. The three people on board are unharmed. An investigation is underway into the reasons for the accident.
“As a security measure, Montpellier airport is closed for an indefinite period to cargo and commercial flights, pending the intervention of a specialized company to remove the device”, wrote the prefect of the Hérault in a press release.
❌✈️ Tonight a cargo plane landing at the airport of #Montpellier went off the track.
⚠️ Montpellier airport @MPLaeroport is closed for an indefinite period to commercial flights and cargo flights.
ℹ️ Press release ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/jej7aVd2Wl
– Prefect of Hérault (@Prefet34) September 24, 2022
Closure of Montpellier airport until further notice: a technical incident prevents operations from proceeding normally. We prefer passengers and their companions not to go to the airport. Thank you for your understanding. https://t.co/ScpB6U8zlp pic.twitter.com/OmmmHRUVqg
— Montpellier Airport (@MPLaeroport) September 24, 2022
Several flights that were due to leave the airport this morning have already been cancelled, including those to Athens at 06:00 and Tunis at 06:45. Flights to London-Gatwick and Paris-Orly scheduled for this morning are also cancelled.
If you need to travel to or from Montpellier today, please check the airport’s website for announcements or follow updates on his Twitter page.
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