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[Original Sources: Crawley Observer / BBC News] Gatwick’s only runway had to close yet again this morning following another emergency situation.

A passenger to the BBC that after making a "nice smooth landing, there was an almighty bang and the plane suddenly lurched to the right

A passenger told BBC News that after making a “nice smooth landing, there was an almighty bang and the plane suddenly lurched to the right. Photo: Wikipedia

This incident again highlights how Gatwick Airport operations can possibly be severely affected by airstrip based emergencies, due to only having one runway available.

A tyre burst on a landing Boeing 737-300 this morning just before 11:30. The Ukraine International Airlines flight PS501 landed on schedule from Kiev Boryspil International Airport.

Gatwick Airport operational staff had to close the runway so that passengers could be safely taken to the airport’s South Terminal by coach.

One passenger told the BBC that after making a “nice smooth landing… there was an almighty bang and the plane suddenly lurched to the right”. The pilot managed to keep control of the aircraft, there were no injuries.

A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport said to the Crawley Observer: “A Ukrainian aircraft landed earlier on today, as it did so a tyre burst.

“The passengers were safe, the plane was safe and there were no injuries on board.

“It was dealt with very quickly. The runway was closed for 10 minutes and it did not cause any cancellations or affect out bound flights. The passengers were coached to the airport.”

Ukraine International Airlines runs a daily return service into Gatwick from Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport.


Chris Newman for the Airport Informer
Original sources BBC News/Crawley Observer
15th May, 2014


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[IANS/RIA Novosti]  The Ukraine government has issued statements that highlight that it has plans in place to sell its stake in the country’s second largest air carrier AeroSvit by2013, a government agency said.

Aerosvit Airlines is rated by Skytrax as a 2-star airline and operates out of Kiev's Boryspil International Airport

Aerosvit Airlines is rated by Skytrax as a 2-star airline and operates out of Kiev‘s Boryspil International Airport – Photo: Wikipedia

The state currently holds a nearly 23 percent stake in the AeroSvit, according to the State Property Fund of Ukraine.

The nominal value of the stake for the sale stands at 4.336 million hryvnas ($542,000).

The shareholders of the airline, which includes GenAviaInvest firm with 25 percent minus one share stake and companies related to the ‘Privat financial group’ with 52 percent stake, are in corporate conflict.

The stockholders have not been able to hold a meeting since December 2011 to re-elect the current board of directors and amend the charter due to lack of shareholders’ quorum at 60 percent.

AeroSvit, established in 1994, is based at Boryspil International Airport near Kiev. Its fleet includes 28 Boeing planes as well as Airbus 320 and 321 and Embraer 145 and 195 aircraft.

Read the original story at News Track India…..


IANS/RIA Novosti
Sat, 05 May 2012