Emergency services respond to incidents at Edinburgh Airport

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Emergency services responded to a series of call out this morning at Edinburgh Airport with police, ambulances and fire crews all in attendance.

Passengers on the 8am journey from Edinburgh to Dublin were not allowed to board the aircraft after it was reported that fuel had spilled on the runway.

The fire service were also in attendance after it was reported that a London-bound Ryanair flight had reported a fault with the aircraft.

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A passenger on the FR8882 flight took to social media saying: “Sitting on my 7am Ryanair flight to London… however I’m minus a crew so we’re only half an hour late taking off”

Another traveller tweeted about the emergency services at the airport writing “3 fire engines & 2 incident support vehicles around our plane on the runway with blue lights on.”

An Edinburgh Airport spokesperson confirmed to the Scottish Sun that an ambulance was called out to a flight arriving at the airport from Basel at around 7.10am due to reports of a passenger suffering from an allergic reaction.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said:“There was no chaos at the airport this morning – teams and staff reacted to the minor incidents in the appropriate manner.

“The safety of our passengers and staff is always our top priority, however common the incident.

“An airport of our size will always see us having to deal with a wide range of issues which the airport team does brilliantly on a daily basis.”

A statement from Ryanair read: “This flight from Edinburgh to London Stansted was delayed ahead of take-off due to a minor fuel spill. In line with procedures, emergency services attended, but were not required to take any action, and the aircraft departed to London shortly afterwards. Ryanair apologised to affected customers for the slight delay to their flight.”