Rwanda airplane skids off the runway on landing at Entebbe Airport By Kaweesa Hope Mulangira <a target="_blank" href="https://refpakrtsb.top/L?tag=d_724931m_18639c_&site=724931&ad=18639" rel="noopener"></a> 278 Reading Time: < 1 minute
A plane belonging to Rwanda Air veered off the runway at Entebbe International Airport in the wee hours of Wednesday morning as it landed due to bad weather. #RwandaAir #Rwnada #WhisperEyeNews
According to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), the incident happened at 5:31 am as the Rwanda Air CRJ 9 aircraft flight number 464 land.
All passengers were disembarked safely and the situation is under control. The second (alternate) runway 12/30 is operational for small and light aircraft,” UCAA announced.
“All efforts are underway to remove the aircraft from the runway strip so that the main runway can return to full use,” they added.
Entebbe airport, despite its location close to Lake Victoria, has largely been safe.
Last year, a Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) jet ranger helicopter crashed near the old airport in Entebbe, killing Capt Caroline Busingye.
In January 2021, another UPDF helicopter crashed during a training mission in Bulo in Gomba district – killing the pilot, Maj. Naomi Karungi and Benon Wakalo a cadet pilot.
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