Airport closed after plane skids off runway

Warsaw - An airport spokesman says teams of experts are working to free a Boeing 737 airplane from a muddy field after it skidded off the runway while landing in Katowice, southern Poland.

The plane from the Czech Travel Service airline skidded late Tuesday and went some 20 meters (22 yards) off the Pyrzowice airport runway and ran into wet ground, where its front landing gear sank. None of the 176 passengers and six crew members was hurt. They had arrived from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

Airport spokesman Cezary Orzech said Wednesday that the airport remains closed while Czech experts work to pull the plane out.

All flights have been redirected to nearby Krakow.

- Sapa-AP

 
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