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Air Baltic Boeing 737 skids off a snowy runway in Moscow

An Air Baltic Boeing 737 skidded off a Moscow runway earlier on Wednesday thanks to bad weather and icy conditions. None of the 52 passengers on board were injured.
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An Air Baltic Boeing 737 passenger plane dramatically skidded off the runway at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.

The plane, which was arriving from Riga in Latvia, missed the taxiway in heavy winds.

It ended up a few metres off the tarmac.

An Air Baltic Boeing 737 passenger plane had a dramatic skid off the runway at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow

The incident closed down the airport while emergency services transported the aircraft's 52 passengers safely to the terminal, reported Air Live.

No injuries have been reported. 

The Air Baltic plane was then towed away for inspection.

The airline's statement, shared on its Twitter account, said that the plane 'has no visual defects'.

The incident closed down the airport while emergency services transported the 52 passengers safely to the terminal

Air Live reported that the skid was down to 'heavy winds and slippery taxiway', after receiving a statement from Air Baltic.

Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport only has two runways, the closure has left it with only one operational. 

A new third runway is in the process of being built.

Russian airline Aeroflot has had to reschedule its flights.

As winter takes hold, the temperatures have headed south in Moscow resulting in ice on the airport runways.

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