Singapore Airlines 777 skids off Munich runway
Date: Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 14:26:02 MST
Topic: Chicago Flights™ Tribune

Munich Airport (MUC) suffered heavy traffic delays Thursday after a Singapore Airlines (SIA) Boeing 777-300ER slid off the southern runway just after landing. SIA flight 327, originating in Manchester, was carrying 143 passengers and 15 crew. There were no injuries.

“So far we have no information what was the cause for this incident, which happened during sunny weather,” a MUC spokesperson told ATW.

One of the two runways was closed pending removal of the aircraft. Thirty flights had to be canceled as of 5 p.m. local time. The spokesperson said the airport expects the remaining 400 to 500 flights of the day to be delayed.

This was the second incident this week to disrupt air travel in Europe after Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) was closed Tuesday and most of Wednesday following the emergency landing of a LOT Polish Airlines 767 that had to carry out a gear-up landing (ATW Daily News, Nov. 3).


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