A Rwandair Mitsubishi CRJ-900 Aircraft suffered a runway excursion early this morning at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.
The flight had originated from Kigali, Rwanda with a stop in Nairobi, Kenya under fifth freedoms.
It is believed extreme weather conditions including heavy rain contributed to the cause of the incident. According to Rwandair, All passengers and flight crew deplaned safely with no reported injuries.
Official statement below from the airline:
“RwandAir can confirm that flight WB464 was involved in an incident at 05:31 this morning, which led to the aircraft veering off the runway upon landing into Entebbe during adverse weather.
“All customers and crew were evacuated safely, and no injuries were reported. The situation is under control and RwandAir are in contact with all affected customers.
“The aircraft is currently being recovered, so Entebbe’s runway can return to use.
“Our Flight Crew are highly trained for all eventualities, including flying in adverse weather conditions.
“We are working closely with the local authorities, including the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority, who will investigate the circumstances around the incident.
“The safety of our customers and crew is always our highest priority.”