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.

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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