An incident with a light aircraft forced the closure of both runways at Gold Coast airport this morning.
The incident, which involved a general aviation aircraft, occurred just after 10.20am, the airport confirmed in a statement.
“Gold Coast Airport can confirm that an emergency landing of a general aviation aircraft took place at approximately 10.20am this morning.”
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“The incident involved a Cesna 210 aircraft and both the runway and taxiway at Gold Coast Airport were closed for a short period of time as a result.”
A light aircraft incident @gcairport has closed both runways. Diversions and delays will occur. Please check with your airline for details.
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Emergency services raced to the runway at Bilinga and treated two people who were on-board the plane.
One person has been taken to Tweed Heads Hospital in a stable condition.
The Airport has confirmed the runway has now reopened and the airport is fully operational.
“The aircraft has now been cleared and both the runway and taxiway have now reopened. Gold Coast Airport is open and fully operational.”