24 January 2019

Sheremetyevo’s runway operational again after incident

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One of the two runways at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport has been opened following an incident with a Czech Smart Wings company’s plane that rolled off the runway, Anna Zakharenkova, a spokesperson for the airport, told TASS on Sunday. reports citing TASS.

"Rescue operations are over, the aircraft of the Czech air carrier Smart Wings has been evacuated. Runway number 1 is open for takeoff and landings. The Sheremetyevo airport is operating routinely," she said.

However, in her words, delays in takeoff and landings are still possible following the runway’s closure.

Earlier in the day, a passenger Boeing-737 operated by the Czech air carrier Smart Wings bound from Moscow to Prague rolled off the runway at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The runway was closed after the incident. There were 47 people aboard the plane. No one was hurt.

2019.01.13 / 20:36
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