12:00 16.01.2016

UIA plane skids off runway at Zhuliany airport on Saturday

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UIA plane skids off runway at Zhuliany airport on Saturday

A Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane, which was flying from Lviv to Boryspil airport, had to land at Kyiv's another airport, Zhuliany, where it skidded off the runway.

"A UIA plane carrying out Lviv-Kyiv 34L flight skidded off the runway at Airport Kyiv (Zhuliany). All passengers are safe and sound; the airport was closed until 12:30 local time [on Saturday, January 16]," Zhuliany's information service reported.

The passengers are now at the airport's Terminal D. The plane had to land at Zhuliany due to bad weather conditions in Kyiv on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the UIA reported in its press release that the plane was bound for Boryspil airport but because of the closure of a runway there had to land at Airport Kyiv.

"After the landing the aircraft ran off the runway. None of the 134 passengers and five crew members on board has been injured. The aircraft has not been damaged," reads the press release.

At the moment, all the passengers have disembarked. The UIA is taking the transfer passengers to Boryspil airport by road, the airline said.

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