Birmingham Airport suspends operations after 'suspicious device' found on flight to Belfast - full statement

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Birmingham Airport has suspended oeprations due to a security incident on an aircraft this afternoon (Tuesday, April 16)

Birmingham Airport has suspended operations due to a security incident on a Aer Lingus flight to Belfast today (April 16).

Birmingham Airport has confirmed that the aircraft has now landed safely in Birmingham and all passengers and crew have disembarked. A spokesperson for the airport said all passengers should continue to make their way to the airport today, which has not closed to the public.

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Although no flights are going in or out at the moment following the security incident.

The Aer Lingus Regional flight to the Northern Ireland Capital declared an emergency and returned to Birmingham Airport after the ‘suspicious item’ was reportedly found onbaord.

Birmingham Airport statement

A Birmingham Airport spokesperson said: “Birmingham Airport has temporarily suspended operations due to a security incident on an aircraft.

“The aircraft landed safely and all passengers and crew have disembarked. All customers due to travel should make their way to the airport and check in as normal.”

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According to the Flight Emergency Twitter/X account, the suspicious device was found on the Aer Lingus flight EAG47S to Belfast.

BirminghamWorld has reached out to West Midlands Police and Aer Lingus for further comment.

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