NordStar Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a runway excursion at Norilsk Airport in Russia

NordStar Airlines Boeing 737NordStar Airlines plane Boeing 737-800, performing flight Y7217/YA217 from Krasnoyarsk to Norilsk with 101 passenger and 6 crew members, suffered a runway excursion after landing at Alykel Airport in Norilsk in the Krasnoyarsk Krai region of Russia. After landing in a heavy snowstorm the Boeing 737-800S, could not stop after the end of the runway, slightly rolling it out and end in the safety lane. None of the passengers and crew members was injured and no damage was reported to the aircraft.

The passengers were able to disembark from the plane themselves.

According to preliminary data, the meteorological conditions at the Norilsk airport were a concomitant cause of the runway excursion. The investigation for the root cause of the accident is underway.

Boeing 737 is an American short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner. Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as 737NG. As of 31 January 2019, a total of 7,089 737NG aircraft have been ordered, of which 6,996 have been delivered. The model Boeing 737-800 has nine auxiliary fuel tanks, it can hold 10,707 gallons (40,530 L) of fuel, and with a 171,000 lb (77,565 kg) MTOW it has a 5,775 nmi (10,695 km) range with 48 premium seats in one class.