Wednesday, 6 December 2017

AirBaltic 737 skids off taxiway at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow

Passengers on an Air Baltic flight had a lucky escape when their Boeing 737-500 aircraft skidded off the taxiway in snowy conditions at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport earlier today.

The aircraft had arrived from Riga operating flight BT428 and due to heavy winds, snow, ice and slippery conditions skidded off the taxiway.

The airports emergency services attended the incident and passengers were disembarked the aircraft via steps and transferred to the terminal.  No injuries were reported and the aircraft didn't appear to be damaged according to initial inspections and investigations. 

AirBaltic issued the following press release