Delays at Manchester after tug wedged under easyJet aircraft

Delays at Manchester after tug wedged under easyJet aircraft

Passengers were disrupted after a truck got stuck under an easyJet aircraft at Manchester airport.

The tug – the vehicle that pushes the aircraft away from its stand – is understood to have become wedged underneath at around 6.30pm on Friday evening.

Two easyJet flights were delayed following the incident with the Copenhagen-bound aircraft.

A problem is believed to have developed with the tow bar that connects the tug to the aircraft.

An easyJet spokeswoman confirmed that flight EZY1985 from Manchester to Copenhagen had been delayed overnight.

She said: “All passengers disembarked normally and have been provided with refreshments and overnight accommodation.

“We would like to apologise for the delay and thank them for their patience.”

A Manchester to Basel flight was also delayed.

A Manchester airport spokeswoman confirmed that there was an issue involving a tug during pushback with an aircraft.

“There were some knock-on delays to a small number of flights and passengers but normal services have now resumed and no further delays are anticipated,” she told the Daily Telegraph.

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