Ryanair has started an inquiry
after one of its Boeing 737-800s skidded off the runway while landing at Limoges in France
of the 175 passengers or six crew members was injured when flight FR1216, operating from Brussels Charleroi, overran
at about 16:00.
Ryanair says the aircraft came to
a halt on a grass run-off zone about 10m (33ft) from the far end of the runway.
has a single runway, 03/21, with a length of around 2,500m (8,200ft).
The aircraft was landing on runway 21.
captain initiated an emergency exit and passengers were evacuated using the
aircraft slides and were transferred by bus to the terminal building,” says the
Ryanair states that the runway
was wet and the airport was subject to gusting winds. Meteorological data
indicates rain at the time and winds from the northeast gusting to 34kt. The
airline says: “Prevailing conditions were within safety limits.”
is no immediate evidence of damage to the aircraft, but the carrier is sending
an engineering team to Limoges,
via Poitiers, to inspect
and French investigators have been notified and Ryanair says it is opening its own inquiry into the