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Report: Winds May Have Blown Airplane Off Scottish Runway on Landing

Two passengers were injured Friday morning after an airplane veered off the runway at Stornoway Airport, Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, airport officials said.

An inbound aircraft Saab 340 aircraft, operated by Loganair, went off the Stornoway runway at 8:33 a.m. local time, the airport said in a news release.

There were 28 people on board.

A passenger on board told the BBC that it felt like the tail was caught in a crosswind as the plane attempted to land.

There were gusty winds at the airport at the time, Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

"Winds created as a result of a pressure gradient gusted to 64 to 80 kph (40 to 50 mph). The winds were sustained at 48 kph (30 mph)," Roys said.

Investigations into the cause of the incident are underway, the airport said.

There are no scheduled arrivals or departures at Stornoway until later Friday afternoon.