Ural Airlines plane skids off runway in Russia

Ural Airlines plane skids off runway in Russia

A plane skidded off a runway (Stock image)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Ural Airlines plane travelling from Moscow to Yekaterinburg, Russia, has skidded off the runway.

The incident happened at Koltsovo Airport, according to Interfax.

The news agency reports that 80 passengers were on board the plane at the time, but no passengers or crew were injured. The plane also emerged undamaged.

It is also said that the plane rolled for 50 metres off the runway before stopping.

A Ural Airlines spokesperson said that the plane is still in the position where it skidded off the runway, but it should be towed away soon.

However, departures and arrivals from the airport may be delayed due to the incident.

Ural Airlines has said that the reason the plane came off the runway was due to the fact it was wet and the plane lost traction with the ground.

The airline is based at Koltsovo Airport and operates chartered domestic and international flights.