Naxos airport closed after plane skids off runway

Naxos airport closed after plane skids off runway

The airport on the Cycladic island Naxos shut down for the rest of day on Friday afternoon after a small passenger aircraft skid off the runway ahead of take-off.

Local news website reported that the plane was taxiing when the pilot made an error and send the plane into a side ditch.

None of the 40 passengers of the plane were injured in the incident. The airline arranged for them to travel by bus to the port where they boarded a boat to Athens.

Only one flight by Olympic Air was scheduled to fly this evening from the Greek capital to Naxos. 

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