By Frixos Drakontidis
Passengers and crew are in good health – The aircraft is not damaged, it is going to return to “Eleftherios Venizelos” – What the company says in its official announcement
At noon on Friday, around 15:30, the plane of Olympiaki that was operating the route Athens – Milos went off the runway during its landing at the airport of the island. The cause was the strong lateral winds that were blowing at that time, without any injuries.
The 20 passengers are all in good health and have been transferred to the main building of the island’s airport. According to a newer information, the plane has not been damaged and will leave very soon for “El. Venizelos “.
The plane had just landed off the runway, literally in the fields. You can see the passengers going down the stairs.
The announcement of the company
In its announcement the company states regarding the incident: ” During the flight OA 024 from Athens to Milos which is performed with an aircraft type ATR42 600, after landing and while it had slowed down and was now running at low speed for parking, due to strong lateral winds with gusts that prevailed in the airport area, deviated for a few meters outside the runway. “All 20 passengers on board landed safely and the company is taking all appropriate measures to control the aircraft .”