The runway at Kerry Airport has been closed and an Aer Lingus flight diverted after a single engine plane went off the runway.

The pilot and passenger on board the private aircraft were not injured.

Aer Lingus Regional flight EI3204 from Dublin to Kerry, which had been due to land at 1pm, was forced to return to Dublin Airport.

The 1.20pm Kerry to Dublin flight was cancelled and alternative travel arrangements were made for passengers.

According to the airport's website, flights from London and Dublin scheduled for later today are unaffected.