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30 May 2023

Greek airport shut after plane skids off runway

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The airport on the Greek island of Naxos was shut Friday after a plane skidded off the runway, the civil aviation agency said.

The 46 passengers and three-person crew on board the ART42 twin-propeller liner disembarked without incident and nobody was injured, the agency said in a statement.

The incident occurred as the Sky Express-operated plane was about to take off on a 1430 GMT flight to Athens.

The passengers travelled on to the destination by ferry.

The island's airport will remain closed until the plane is moved to a safe location, the agency said.