One of Luxair's Bombardier Q400 turboprops has come to rest on its lower fuselage after aborting take-off from Saarbrucken.

Flight LG9562 had been bound for Luxembourg.

Luxair says the aircraft aborted its departure at around 10:00. None of the 16 passengers and four crew members was injured, it adds.

Images from the scene show the aircraft resting on its underside, with no immediate indication as to whether the main landing-gear is retracted or detached.

The nose-gear doors appear to be open.

Saarbrucken airport’s operator states the aircraft blocked its single runway, designated 09/27, and that a number of flights have been cancelled as a result. NOTAMs for Saarbrucken state that the airport is closed.

Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer tool shows that the Q400 involved (LX-LGH) is a three-year-old airframe.

Luxair says the circumstances surrounding the accident “are being investigated”.

Source: Cirium Dashboard