Aeroflot Boeing 737 suffered a runway excursion at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Aeroflot moscow airportAeroflot aircraft Boeing 737-800, which was performing flight SU1963, suffered a runway excursion during landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia. The aircraft was performing a flight from Astana to Moscow with 78 passengers and 7 crew members on board but during taxing to the terminal, the nose landing gear slid off the side of the taxiway and rolled 1.50 meters past the runway end. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

Sheremetyevo airport services immediately arrived at the scene to conduct an emergency rescue operation. All passengers and crew members were disembarked at the taxiway and bussed to the terminal.

The aircraft was towed to the parking lot.

Services of the Sheremetyevo airport in the shortest possible time provided the necessary arrangements for disembarking passengers, towing the aircraft and eliminating the consequences of rolling out the aircraft in order to minimize difficulties and delays for flights, also clarified at the airport.

The investigation for the root cause of the accident is underway.

DescriptionThe Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner. The Boeing 737-800 is a stretched version of the 737-700. The 737-800 seats 162 passengers in a two-class layout or 189 passengers in a one-class layout.