Stornoway airport emergency vehicles were called to the runway just before noon today (Wednesday May 22nd) after a technical issue emerged just after a plane landed.

The Loganair Saab 340, inbound one hour later than scheduled from Edinburgh, with 28 passengers aboard, was forced to stop on the taxiway immediately after landing because of a technical issue, and all passengers were disembarked on the spot.

Passengers and baggage were taken to the terminal building by fire service transport in groups of six, and the aircraft was then towed to a separate apron by one of the airport’s 19.5 tonne fire appliances.

No-one was injured. The outbound 11.15am flight to Edinburgh has now been indefinitely delayed and the Glasgow flight took off 15 minutes behind schedule.

Picture of the Saab 340 on the runway awaiting tow is by John Ramsay and used with thanks.