Saturday, September 23, 2006

Cape Town runway closed for an hour

By Odette Ismail
23 September 2006

A light aircraft veered off a runway at the Cape Town International Airport today. The runway had to be closed off.

Spokesperson for the Airport Company South Africa,Deidre Hendricks told Independent Online that the aircraft was landing at 9am when it veered off 20 metres off the runway. It then landed in the grass.

According to airport procedures in a situation like this the runway needs to be closed off.

Two domestic flights had to be diverted to Geroge. By 10-o-clock the runway was repopened and everything went back to normal.

No-one was injured the incident.

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