Rwandair Dash 8-400 Suffers Runway Excursion on Landing at Kamembe Airport

A Rwandair Dash 8 aircraft parked in tall grass after it overran runway on landing.
Photo Credit: @aviationbrk Twitter

LONDON – In breaking news, footage is emerging of a runway excursion by a Rwandair Dash 8-400 regional commuter aircraft.

According to early reports, the Rwandair passenger flight experienced a runway excursion after landing at Kamembe Airport in Rwanda.

Footage shows the aircraft came to rest in tall grass, apparently some distance from the runway. Passengers can be seen exiting the aircraft unescorted. It is not clear at this stage whether any injuries were sustained in the incident, and what exactly caused the runway overrun by the twin engine turboprop commuter.

Photo Credit: @aviationbrk Twitter

From footage, the aircraft bears registration 9XR-WM – a Bombardier DHC-8-400 MSN: 4498. According to data, the aircraft has been in operation with Rwandair since June 2015.


Update 3.55pm UTC Saturday 22 Oct:

Rwandair have posted a statement to their social media pages with respect to today’s landing incident, saying:

“RwandAir Flight WB601 to Kamembe this morning had a minor incident on landing. All passengers and crew are safe. We’ll experience some disruptions in our schedule today and apologize for any inconvenience.”

The runway was reported as being wet at the time of the landing.

This is a developing story. Check back for further updates.

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