The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCCA) has revealed that flights in and out of Entebbe Airport have resumed following the successful removal of the RwandAir aircraft from the runway strip.
“Following the successful removal of the Rwanda Air aircraft from the runway strip, flights in and out of Entebbe International Airport have been cleared to resume,” UCAA said in a short statement.
On Wednesday morning, Rwanda Air CRJ 9 aircraft, flight number 464 veered off the runway on landing due to bad weather.
This led to delay and cancellation of flights given that the runway was partially blocked.
Earlier, UCAA had announced the reopening of the runway, however, owing to safety precautions, ‘Entebbe Airport’s runway 17/35’, was again temporarily closed.
“Arrangements had been put in place for flights to land and take-off with precautions but during the process of removal of the Rwanda Air aircraft from the runway strip, it got stuck closer to the runway which called for a review of the previous clearance. Efforts are ongoing to resolve this as soon as possible,” UCAA noted.
Currently, Entebbe International airport has two runways including the main, 17/35 which is 3.6 kilometers and the alternate one, 12/30 which is 2.3 kilometers.
This mainly accommodates small and lighter aircrafts.