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Transport stalls as Ethiopian passenger plane crash lands at Entebbe Airport

Ethiopian passenger plane skids off Entebbe Airport runway. (PML PHOTO)

ENTEBBE – Ethiopian passenger airplane has Thursday morning crash-landed at Entebbe International Airport.

A statement from the Civil Aviation Authority says the incident happened at Entebbe International Airport this morning as an Ethiopian airline flight No. ET 338, a boeing 737-800, overshot the runway on landing shortly after midnight.

The Civil Aviation Authority says all the 139 passengers and the crew on-board disembarked safely.

This has since affected inbound international flights.

According to an official statement from Ethiopian Airlines, the aircraft registration number ET-ATV skidded a few metres off the runway during landing.

“Concerted efforts in liaison with Ethiopian airlines and other stake holders are going to ensure removal of the aircraft from the runway end, and resumption of normal fight operations,” reads a statement by Civil Aviation Authority, the airlines regulators.

Civil Aviation adds that, “the public will be updated on development in the course of the day” and that all inconveniences caused to the user of Entebbe international airport are highly regretted.”

The plane, flight number ET 338 was coming from the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa to Uganda was not damaged in any way according to Ethiopian Airlines but the company maintains that it is investigating the cause of the incident.

 

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