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Cargo aircraft loses control

Bratislava

A Boeing 707-F Southern Airlines cargo aircraft drove off the runway during take-off on Sunday, February 7 at Bratislava's Milan Rastislav Štefánik airport.

According to the Slovak Airport Administration, the aircraft motored off the runway and travelled about 200 metres before stopping. No injuries were reported but there was damage to ground equipment. The runway has been closed for investigation. Conditions for departure and landing at the airport had been reported as "optimal" at the time of the crash.

The plane had recently dropped off its load of fish in Bratislava and had been attempting to fly to Belgrade at the time of the accident.

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