Liverpool John Lennon Airport grounds all flights after private jet skids off runway 

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Liverpool FC's billionaire owner Mike Gordon was aboard the private jet that closed John Lennon Airport today after skidding off the runway.

Mr Gordon was heading into Merseyside from Massachusetts for a series of meetings at the club.

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His Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 6000 jet landed at 6am today but overshot the runway, Mirror Online reports.

A club source said: 'Mike is absolutely fine. There were no injuries and he wants to pass on his appreciation to the unbelievable staff at John Lennon Airport and the emergency services for the way they dealt with the incident which made it a non-traumatic experience.'

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Mr Gordon was said to be "very appreciative" of the care of airport staff and emergency services.

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.

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Mr Gordon is Fenway Sports Group’s second largest shareholder and the organisation's business interests also include the Boston Red Sox.

He is known for avoiding the limelight but oversees the day-to-day running of Anfield.

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Liverpool John Lennon Airport cancelled all flights after the private jet veered onto the grass.

Delays are reaching up to four hours at the airport, which...
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