|A LinksAir Jetstream Aircraft|
Doncaster's Robin Hood airport is closed to all flights Friday evening following a hard crash landing.
A spokesman for the Airport said: "Around 7.30pm Friday evening, a LinksAir flight returning from Belfast City Airport suffered a problem with the undercarriage during landing.
"The aircraft remains adjacent to the runway and cannot be moved until aircraft investigators arrive on site. As a consequence the Airport is currently closed and is not expected to reopen this evening."
Agency reports suggest that a LinksAir aircraft was unable to lock its undercarriage and as a result made a hard controlled 'crash' landing. The aircraft came to rest beside the runway and cannot be moved as it now forms a crash site investigation.
LinkAir operate 3 British Aerospace (BAe) Jetstream aircraft. It's understood no passengers or crew were hurt and they all evacuated the aircraft in accordance with emergency drills.
The airport has a single extra long runway designated 02/20, length 2,895 m x 60 m (9,498 ft x 197 ft). This is a legacy from the airport's former use as RAF Finningley, a long-range nuclear bomber base.
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