Mike Gordon, president of Fenway Sports Group, was among the people on a private jet which skidded across Liverpool John Lennon Airport earlier today.
Gordon was travelling from the US for a meeting with manager Jurgen Klopp and the club’s staff, but was slowed down by the incident.
Thankfully, nobody was hurt and the Liverpool Echo report that the FSG chief went straight to his hotel afterwards. The same article also says that Gordon will be devastated that his jet caused disruptions to other people’s plans.
All flights to and from Liverpool JLA were cancelled this morning after the incident too place so an investigation could take place.
Gordon’s flight was due to land just before 6am this morning. Merseyside’s emergency services were on the scene handily, but there were not needed in the end.
People were disrupted for hours after the incident, as flights did not resume until well into the day. Liverpool Echo reporter Charlotte Hadfield was on the scene –
People are still queuing at the check in flights for some Easy Jet flights to get more information from airport staff. Friends Emily Allman and Megan Littler are currently in the queue after hearing that their 12:40 flight to Barcelona has been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/M2STkHuLmA
— Charlotte Hadfield – Echo (@Charl_hadfield) December 11, 2019
Some people on social media complained about the disrupted service, by easyJet confirmed on Twitter that some of their flights were being switched to nearby Manchester.
Sorry that your flight has been affected. I understand that the app does have this flight's information here; https://t.co/Ib4rYca46X. There was an incident which caused the runway to close at Liverpool airport. We have arranged transport to Manchester from Liverpool. Jera
— easyJet (@easyJet) December 11, 2019
Hopefully everyone got to their destinations, and thankfully nobody was hurt in the near-accident.