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Russia: Passengers stranded at Khrabrovo Airport after plane skids off runway01:14

Russia: Passengers stranded at Khrabrovo Airport after plane skids off runway

Russian Federation, Kaliningrad
January 4, 2017 at 18:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Kaliningrad's Khrabrovo Airport was overcrowded with passengers on Wednesday after a Aeroflot A321 jet skidded off the runway, injuring three passengers.

Some flights were postponed and hundreds of people were stuck in the airport as it was reportedly closed up until 19:00 local time [17:00 GMT].

The Airbus A321, was en route from Moscow to Kaliningrad with seven crew members and 167 passengers on board, when it skidded and veered off the runway by five meters (16ft) during landing on Tuesday evening.

All the passengers were evacuated and no one was critically injured. The cause of the accident is currently being investigated.

Reportedly, the airport has no special equipment to move the aircraft from the runway in order to let the airport work as usual.

Russia: Passengers stranded at Khrabrovo Airport after plane skids off runway01:14
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Kaliningrad's Khrabrovo Airport was overcrowded with passengers on Wednesday after a Aeroflot A321 jet skidded off the runway, injuring three passengers.

Some flights were postponed and hundreds of people were stuck in the airport as it was reportedly closed up until 19:00 local time [17:00 GMT].

The Airbus A321, was en route from Moscow to Kaliningrad with seven crew members and 167 passengers on board, when it skidded and veered off the runway by five meters (16ft) during landing on Tuesday evening.

All the passengers were evacuated and no one was critically injured. The cause of the accident is currently being investigated.

Reportedly, the airport has no special equipment to move the aircraft from the runway in order to let the airport work as usual.

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