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Flights diverted from Norman Manley

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2013

Flights were diverted from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston for a short while yesterday, because a small private aircraft was stuck on the runway.

Director of airport operations, Commander John McFarlane, said at least two flights were diverted from the Kingston airport to Sangster International in Montego Bay, St James.

"A local light aircraft developed some difficulties with its wheels and landed around 3:12 p.m. As a consequence, the runway was blocked," McFarlane said.

He said the two flights affected were a British Airways airplane, and one from Cuban airline Aero Graviota.

McFarlane said things quickly returned to normal after airport officials and the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority did the necessary checks.