An Airbus A320-214 registered OE-LOA of Laudamotion was heading to Vienna from Stansted as OE327 when the takeoff had to be aborted.
We were on the plane ready for departure (…) when I saw a light on the other side of the plane (she sat on the right side), just on the engine. The plane stopped and after a minute the crew opened the doors and told us to evacuate. We evacuated the plane and grouped in an area just off the runway.Chiara Nardi – A passenger
Passengers are going to be put onto a replacement flight due to the inconveniences caused.
Reports are now arriving that all flights are grounded and flights are now being diverted to Birmingham, Southend, East Midlands, Luton and London Gatwick although the aircraft has been moved from the runway.
A Runway inspection at Stansted has been complete, STN is now fully open.
8 people suffered minor injuries.