Over 100 Ethiopian Plane Passengers Escape Death

Ethiopian Airlines (File Photo).

Kampala: OVER 100 passengers aboard an Ethiopian passenger plane survived a near mishap after it overshot a runaway at a Uganda airport on Thursday morning, reports said.

Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority said all the 139 passengers aboard the Boeing 737-800 plane disembarked unhurt after the incident at the Entebbe International Airport.

“This has affected mainly inbound international flights. Concerted efforts in liaison with Ethiopian Airlines and other stakeholders are ongoing to ensure removal of the aircraft from the runway and resumption of normal flight operations,” Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority Ugandan said.

The Ethiopian Airlines said the plane was not damaged.