Ryanair flight makes emergency landing after losing wheel

Plane diverted to East Midlands Airport

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Ryanair flight makes emergency landing after losing wheel

A Ryanair flight made an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport after losing a nose wheel mid-air.

The flight took off from Stansted and was heading to Copenhagen before being forced to divert.

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Speaking to Sky News, a Ryanair spokesman said: "This flight from Stansted to Copenhagen diverted to East Midlands because of the loss of one of its two nose wheels after take-off.

"The aircraft landed safely in East Midlands."

The spokesperson added that passengers had boarded a new flight.

The plane was reportedly towed off the runway and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch was sent to to the scene.

According to the BBC, traffic was held on the M1 while the plane landed, but disruption to other flights was minimal, with one incoming flight being forced to divert to Birmingham Airport to refuel before it arrived at East Midlands.

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