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2 injured as plane veers off runway in Scotland

2 injured as a plane is blown off the runway on a wind-swept Scottish island

2 injured as plane veers off runway in Scotland

LONDON (AP) -- Scotland's ambulance service says two people were injured when a plane veered off a runway on Scotland's wind-whipped Isle of Lewis.

The Saab 340 plane operated by Scottish regional airline Loganair came off the runway as it tried to take off Friday morning from Stornoway Airport in strong winds. Photos showed the plane sitting in the grass with its nose touching the ground.

The plane, with 28 people aboard, was trying to leave the island off Scotland's west coast and fly to Glasgow.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said two people were taken to Western Isles Hospital with minor injuries.

Stornoway Airport said "efforts to remove the aircraft from the runway are ongoing and investigations into the cause of the incident are underway."

Updated : 2021-09-21 22:21 GMT+08:00