airport closed after plane skids off runway
PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-A Malev jet skidded of the runway while
landing in Pristina on Thursday, prompting authorities to close the international
airport, an official said.
A Fokker 70 jet, operated by Hungarian company Malev, went some 100
meters (328) into the fields while trying to land in snowy weather, said
Afrim Haziri, head of flight control at the airport.
None of the plane's 45 passengers and five crew members were injured,
and no damage could be observed on the aircraft, Haziri said. All other
flights were canceled, he said.
February 09, 2006 10:55 AM