Plane blown off Stornoway airport runway on Scotland's Isle of Lewis

 
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A plane experienced trouble at Stornaway airport. (Source: Wikimedia)

A plane has been blown off the runway Stornoway airport, according to reports.

The airport is located on the Isle of Lewis which is the northern most part of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

The area is notorious for storms and severe weather.

Reports indicate that the plane experienced troubles with its wheels thanks to strong winds on the island. The aircraft has been identified as Saab 340 and was operated by Scottish airline Loganair.

All passengers on board have managed to safely exit the aircraft without sustaining major injuries. Speaking to The Independent, a spokesperson for the airport said:

There were two minor injuries involving passengers. Efforts to remove the aircraft from the runway are ongoing and investigations into the cause of the incident are underway.

It is it our intention to resume normal operations as soon as the aircraft is safely removed from the runway. There are no scheduled arrivals or departures at Stornaway until later this afternoon.

The airport is located just over two miles away from the town of Stornoway and was opened in 1937. The airport is mostly used by domestic passengers and helicopters of Her Majesty's Coastguard.

The Royal Mail also operates a daily flight to the airport.

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