Edinburgh Airport runway closed as vehicles crash

Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Dan Phillips

Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Dan Phillips

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Edinburgh Airport’s runway had to be closed after two vehicles crashed on the tarmac this morning.

The airport vehicles were driving out to an aircraft after they’d received reports it had been hit by a bird but as they made their way out they crashed into each other.

Planes were then delayed as the incident, which happened at 8.20am, was cleared.

The runway was reopened at 8.41am.

An Edinburgh Airport spokesperson said: “We can confirm that two airport vehicles were involved in a collision whilst attending a possible bird strike on an aircraft.

“As a result our runway was closed for a short period of time and has now reopened.

“An investigation is now underway.”