The plane skidded off the runway and became stuck in a snowdrift as it was about to take off.

There was a flight that was going to operate from Perm to Moscow. The aircraft got stuck in a snowdrift after rolling out of the runway onto the airfield side.

The plane skidded off the runway at the beginning of the takeoff run, reaching a speed of about 30 knots before the incident.

Source: NevskieNovosti

All passengers and crew members disembarked from the plane. None of the six crew members and 183 passengers were injured when they were safely evacuated.

The airport was closed for a short time. Multiple flights were delayed due to this. After the stuck plane was towed to the parking stand, the airport resumed normal operations.

A Pobeda Airlines spokesman said that it would manage another flight for the passengers. After a thorough technical inspection of the aircraft, the airline will make a decision on whether to operate the flight on the same aircraft or not.

Pobeda Boeing 737-800 (VQ-BTD, illegal reg RA-73294, built 2014) ran off the side of runway 21 whilst accelerating for take-off at Perm-Bolschoi Airport (USPP), Russia. Flight #PBD6512 to Moscow ended in a snowdrift. None of the 183 passengers on board were harmed. @itsmycityekb

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The Russian media said it was the most unexpected reason for the flight delay.

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