Inverness Airport has been closed after a plane skidded off the runway.
The twin engined turbo prop Flybe aircraft had just touched down after flying north from Manchester and these pictures show how the ensuing drama unfolded.
Two fire units from Inverness and one from Nairn went to the scene along with a heavy rescue unit and a foam tender, as well as the airport’s own fire appliances.
The airport will not re-open until 2.15pm at the earliest. It is understood the aircraft was carrying 51 people.
An Inverness Airport spokesman said: “At 10.14 this morning a Flybe-operated Dash 8 aircraft, arriving from Manchester, left the taxiway at Inverness Airport shortly after landing.
“Inverness Airport opened this morning following the standard winter operations processes, and the runway and taxiway surfaces were prepared for aircraft operations in accordance with our licensing requirements.
“There is no indication that there were any issues with the runway or taxiway surface conditions, following a number of early-morning arrivals and departures.
“As this incident is subject to investigation we cannot speculate on the cause at this point in time.
“The airport is closed to aircraft movements until 14.15. Passengers should check in as normal and contact their airlines for further information.”