Monarch Airlines terminated its contract with Aurela Airlines after an incident in Birmingham
Monarch Airlines, a British Luton-London based operator, has announced that it has stopped leasing with Aurela Airlines after a plane from the Lithuanian company skidded off the runway in Birmingham. 737-300 Aurela Airlines, registered LY-SKA, operates the ZB467 Nice - Birmingham flight under Monarch Airlines contract.
It seems that there were problems with the running system and the plane could not be stopped on the runway at landing, as it slipped on the grass. There were no victims or other more serious situations. The incident took place on 21 September at 1.11PM UK.
Flights to and from Birmingham were delayed for about two hours. Some to France and Germany were even canceled, and other flights were delayed. Aircraft already in the air for Birmingham have been diverted to Liverpool, the East Midlands and Manchester.
Some passengers were in distress and were happy because everything ended well. It seems that the problem with the landing gear has existed since taking off from the airport in Nice.
According to The Guardian, a passenger posted on his twitter account:
“Just 'landed' in Birmingham. Plane did a rally slide into the grass after landing. Thanks Monarch !! ”