Updated 1.35pm

A small aircraft crashed shortly after landing at Malta International Airport on Saturday, in an incident which thankfully ended with nobody injured. 

The plane landed normally but developed a technical fault as it was taxiing away from the airport's secondary runway, sources told Times of Malta. The fault caused one of the aircraft's wheels to rise, sending its nose into the tarmac.   

The incident happened 9.59am and an emergency response team from the airport's rescue and firefighting services team was on the scene within seconds. 

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane at the time and was not hurt in the incident. 

MIA's main runway was not impacted by the incident and the airport's flight schedule was not affected. Normal operations had resumed by 1.30pm. 

An investigation into the crash is under way, MIA said in a statement. 


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