Fire Near Geneva Airport Runway Cancels Flights

Flights to and from Geneva Airport were cancelled on May 20 after a fire broke out at a nearby center for asylum-seekers.

Footage taken by Alexandra La Guardia shows planes flying past an enormous plume of black smoke to land at the airport.

The fire took place at a site where a centre for asylum seekers is under construction, according to local reports.

There were no reported casualties. Credit: Alexandra La Guardia via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, my God. [EXPLOSION]

- Have you filmed that?

- Yeah.


- The hole has turned black.