An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 (registered ET-ATV) operating ET338 skidded off the runway in the early hours of Thursday, January 3 while landing at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda.
139 people were on board, and, according to a statement issued by Ethiopian, everyone disembarked safely and was taken to the terminal. At the time of writing, there are no appparent damages to the aircraft, which has been towed to the ramp.
In a statement, Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) said that the incident affected inbound international flights early in the day. After some time, UCAA tweeted that the aircraft had been removed and normal operations had resumed at what is the only international airport in Uganda.
The weather conditions at the airport were good, and, for now, any reasons for the accident are unknown. Ethiopian says that an investigation is ongoing.
An alternative aircraft has been arranged to complete the return flight to Addis Ababa. “We apologize to our valued customers who were onboard for the inconvenience,” Ethiopian said.
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