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Several airBaltic flights delayed, cancelled or diverted due to incident at Riga Airport

BC, Riga, 17.02.2017.Print version
Due to today's incident at Riga Airport, a dozen or so airBaltic flights have been either delayed, cancelled or diverted, the airline's spokesman Janis Vanags informed LETA.

He added that several flights have been delayed, some flights have been cancelled, while other have been diverted to nearby airport, like Vilnius.

Riga International Airport is up and running as normal again after the airport's work was halted when an aircraft skidded on a runway before takeoff earlier today.

As reported, a Vim Airlines charter flight from the Russian city of Ufa got into an accident at Riga International Airport today when the aircraft started skidding on the runway before takeoff, the airport’s representatives informed.

There were 43 passengers and seven crewmembers on board the plane, but none of them was injured in the accident.

The plane has been taxied to the apron. The runway was closed down for a period and examined for technical issues.

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