By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Mar 9th 2009 23:31Z, last updated Monday, Mar 9th 2009 23:33Z
A Belavia Boeing 737-500, flight B2-1955 from Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) to Minsk (Belarus) with 48 passengers and 5 crew, veered off the runway during takeoff from Domodedovo Airport and got stuck in a snowdrift on top of soft ground. No injuries occured, a visual inspection did not reveal any damage to the airplane.
A snow plough had to dig through the snow to bring stairs to the airplane and let passengers disembark. The airplane was later towed to the apron for a complete examination of the airplane.
The passengers were rebooked onto a later flight from Sheremetyevo Airport (B2-1993).