Alicante airport briefly closed after private jet crash-lands

Alicante airport was briefly closed yesterday afternoon after a private plane crash landed around 2pm.

The landing gear of the jet collapsed forcing the plane to skid down the runway on its belly.

Neither of the two passengers on-board was injured but it did force the closure of the airport for several hours until the immobile plane could be removed from the runway.

At least 35 scheduled flights to Alicante were delayed, while 20 planes on route to Alicante were diverted to Valencia, Murcia and Barcelona.

The initial assumption as to the cause of the crash is that the jet’s tires blew out on landing forcing the landing gear to collapse.

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