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Stuck in the mud: Poland airport closes as plane skids off runway

Last night’s flight to Dublin was delayed as a result.

(Image: Artur Gierwatowski/AP/Press Association Images)

AN AIRPORT IN Poland has closed its runway as engineers work to free a plane from an adjacent muddy field.

The Czech Boeing 737 skidded last night and went some 20 metres off the Katowice Airport runway. It ran into wet ground, sinking its front landing gear.

There were no injuries or casualties reported and all 176 passengers and six crew disembarked safely.

The airport remains closed and all flights are being diverted to Kraków Airport.

Yesterday’s 6.20pm flight to Dublin was delayed and has not yet taken off.  Another flight is due to leave for Cork at 4.20pm today.

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A similar incident occurred at Dublin Airport last week when the nosewheel of a small aircraft collapsed on the main runway.

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