A plane veered off the runway at Stornoway Airport on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, injuring four people on board the aircraft. The passengers were rushed to Western Isles Hospital for treatment.
Two men were taken to hospital while two women had received minor injuries, Scotland police reportedly said. The plane, with 25 passengers and three crew members on board, was reportedly caught in strong crosswinds, the BBC reported. All the people on board the Loganair Saab 340 were evacuated from the aircraft. Airport authorities said efforts to remove the plane from the runway were underway. The plane was due to fly to Glasgow at about 8:30 a.m., local time (3:30 a.m. EST).
"An outbound aircraft Saab 340 aircraft operated by Loganair veered off the runway at Stornoway Airport at 8.33am this morning. Efforts to remove the aircraft from the runway are ongoing and investigations into the cause of the incident are under way," a statement from the operators at Stornoway Airport said, according to the BBC, adding: "It is it our intention to resume normal operations as soon as the aircraft is safely removed from the runway. There are no scheduled arrivals or departures at Stornoway until later this afternoon."
UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch and Police Scotland are investigating the matter.