MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Aeroflot canceled 22 flights on Wednesday due to the closure of one of the runways at the Sheremetyevo International Airport, the company announced in a statement.
The flight delay occurred after an AirBaltic flight from Riga skidded off a runway in the Sheremetyevo airport earlier in the day. The incident happened due to a strong wind and slippery conditions caused by snow. All passengers have been transported to the terminal, with no injuries reported,
the airline said in a Twitter message.
airBaltic confirms that today, on December 6, 2017, due to heavy winds and slippery taxiway its flight BT428 with Boeing 737-500 from Riga to Moscow, slid off the taxiway during taxiing after the landing in Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport. pic.twitter.com/Us5UcTPz4b— airBaltic (@airBaltic) December 6, 2017
The company also apologized to all passengers for the inconveniences caused by the incident.