East Midlands Airport statement after Ryanair flight evacuated

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A Ryanair flight has been delayed for hours over a refuelling issue left fuel pouring out onto the tarmac. Flight FR9085 was set to depart from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Alicante in Spain at 7.05am on Wednesday, June 22 – but now it will not leave until the early afternoon.

It is believed passengers were sitting on the plane at around 7.30am and were then evacuated, according to Derbyshire Live. One passenger said they could see fuel pouring on to the Tarmac and that there was a strong smell of fuel.

They said: “Fuel was pouring out all over the Tarmac, the smell of fuel was serious and they used what looked like commercial grade cat litter to soak it up.”

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Passengers began re-boarding at around 11.30am and there are no reports of any injuries. Ryanair has been approached for comment.

A spokesperson for EMA said: “A technical issue during re-fuelling delayed the departure of a Ryanair flight to Alicante this morning. The flight is due to leave early afternoon. It has had no impact on other operations.”

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