A Liverpool FC director was the passenger in a private jet which came off an airport runway on landing.
The PA news agency understands Mike Gordon did not require any medical attention following the incident at Liverpool John Lennon Airport at about 6am on Wednesday.
Mr Gordon, who is president at the Premier League club’s owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG), was said to be “very appreciative” of the care of airport staff and emergency services.
An airport spokesman said: “We can confirm there was an incident at around 6am this morning when a private jet with three crew and one passenger on board came off the runway after landing.
“There were no injuries and the runway is expected to be closed until this afternoon while the airport deals with the incident.
“Anyone travelling from the airport today is advised to contact their airline for the latest information.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and can assure customers we are doing all we can to resume services as quickly as possible.”
Flights arriving from Salzburg, where Liverpool FC played on Tuesday night, the Isle of Man and Dublin were diverted to Manchester on Wednesday morning, while planes from Belfast and Amsterdam were cancelled.
The airport later tweeted: “The runway remains closed while we continue to work with the specialist contractor to safely remove the aircraft.
“We apologise for the continued inconvenience and can assure customers we are doing all we can to resume services as quickly as possible.