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17 Feb 2017 - 737-500, VP-BVS operated by Vim Airlines of Russia had commenced its takeoff roll from runway 18 at Riga, Latvia, at 10:00z when at low speed, the aircraft veered to the right and departed from the paved surface, hitting an RVR transmissometer and some signs before managing to get back onto the runway. The aircraft received damage to the #1 engine nacelle and the right-hand leading edge devices.

EVRA 170950Z 23007KT 210V270 8000 -RA OVC004 03/03 Q1011 R18/290195 NOSIG

The aircraft had been chartered to carry the Togliatti Lada ice hockey team and had 43 passengers and 7 crew on board. There were no reported injuries.

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VP-BVS Vim Airlines 737-500 RTO and runway excursion

VP-BVS on soft ground (Photo Aleksandrs Cubikins)

 

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