October 2, 2008

Kaliningrad Airport Resumes Operations Following Incident

KALININGRAD. Oct 2 (Interfax) - The Kaliningrad airport Khrabrovo resumed normal operations at 11:30 a.m. local time following an incident involving a Boeing 737, which landed with its gear up on Wednesday night.

"Kaliningrad will first accommodate an aircraft that took off from Tel Aviv yesterday and made an emergency landing at Riga airport. Then Sky Express flights from St. Petersburg and Moscow will arrive," Yelena Penkovaya, an airport spokesperson, told Interfax.

After that, four aircraft, three of them belonging to KD-Avia and one to Aeroflot, will depart for Moscow and then there will be departures for Rostov-on-Don, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, and Samara.

The Kaliningrad airport was closed after a Boeing 737 belonging to KD-Avia and carrying 138 passengers and six crewmembers landed with its landing gear up late on Wednesday. Nobody was harmed in the incident.

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