Belavia Boeing 737 Damages Runway Lights

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A Belavia Boeing 737-500, performing flight from Minsk (Belarus) to Kiev (Ukraine), damaged runway lights and right engine cowl on landing.

  • Aircraft landed on Kiev’s runway 18L at 18:08L (16:08Z) and taxied to the apron.
  • A post flight inspection showed a dent in the right hand engine inlet, substantial damage to as well as grass embedded in the right hand engine cowl.
  • The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight B2-846.
  • The airport reported a Belavia aircraft damaged runway lights forcing the airport to temporarily close the runway for repairs.