British rapper Dappy was left stranded at London's main airport on Sunday (15Jul13) after a fire onboard a plane closed the runways.

The former N-Dubz star was due to fly out of Heathrow Airport to the party resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus, but travel chaos ensued after a blaze broke out onboard an Ethiopian Airlines jet on the tarmac.

Both of the airport's runways were closed and numerous flights were cancelled, leaving Dappy stranded along with hundreds of other travellers.

In a post on his Twitter page, the star writes, "Really wanted to go Napa but my flights got cancelled at Heathrow cause (sic) a plane caught fire!!"

It is not known whether Dappy eventually made it to his destination.