Air Berlin Jet Slides Off Runway at Dortmund

World | January 3, 2010, Sunday // 13:13| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Air Berlin Jet Slides Off Runway at Dortmund A Boing 737-800 of the airline Air Berlin stands on a meadow behind the runway of the airport in Dortmund, Germany, 03 January 2010. Photo by EPA/BGNES

A jet of German budget airline Air Berlin with 165 passengers on board slid off the runway at Dortmund airport on Sunday morning, following an aborted take-off, an airline spokeswoman said, as cited by DPA.

The pilot of the Boeing aircraft aborted the take-off when technical problems were detected, but owing to wintry conditions the plane then slid off the runway.

No passengers or crew were hurt.

A spokesman for Dortmund airport said that following the incident the runway had been closed to allow the recovery of the aircraft.

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