03 March, 2019

Uzbekistan Boeing 767 runs off runway at Saint petersburg

An investigation is underway into how a Boeing 767 of Uzbekistan Airways carrying 241 passengers and 15 crew overshot the runway at Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Saturday.

The aircraft, registration UK-67008 was performing flight HY631 from Tashkent, overran the runway, following heavy snowfalls at the airport. The airline said that there were no injuries and no emergency evacuation was necessary as it is believed only the front wheels came off the snow-covered paved area. 

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the Federal Air Transport Agency are investigating the events at Pulkovo airport the airline confirmed and the aircraft was put back into service after an inspection was carried out.  The airline also said it had taken takes all possible measures to resolve the situation and apologizes to all passengers for any inconvenience caused.