Two hurt as plane veers off runway

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Published: Friday 2nd January 2015 by The News Editor

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Two passengers have been taken to hospital after an aeroplane veered off the runway.

The incident involving the outbound Saab 340 aircraft operated by Loganair happened at Stornoway Airport on Lewis at 8.33am today.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said two people were taken to Western Isles Hospital with minor injuries.

An investigation has been launched and it is hoped normal operations will resume once the plane has been removed from the runway.

In a statement, Stornoway Airport said: ” Efforts to remove the aircraft from the runway are ongoing and investigations into the cause of the incident are under way.

“It is 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 Stornoway until later this afternoon.”

The plane had been due to fly to Glasgow at 8.35am.

There were 28 people on board who have all been taken off the aircraft.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent three appliances to the scene.

Published: Friday 2nd January 2015 by The News Editor

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