Air Astana skidded from the runway.

Air Astana flight 352 from Shymkent to Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, was operating with a Airbus 320 with the registration P4-KBB, and was 5.1 year-old. The plane skidded of the runway, crossed taxiway B and C and returned to the centreline. The plane gets of the runway due to heavy showers and strong wind in Astana.

On board of the plane were 88 passengers and 9 crew members. According to the airline, none of the people onboard were hurt. According to the first inspection of the aircraft, an engine was heavily damaged.

The airport was closed between 1.30pm and 2.10pm local time due to the bad weather and de incident. All the arriving planes in that timeframe were diverted to Pavlodar Airport. All the departing planes in that timeframe departed with major delays.

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