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Snow and heavy winds forced a plane off its course and then to slide out of control away from the runway, it has been revealed.

The plane, which was travelling into an international airport in Moscow, experienced a dangerous landing due to the weather.

A passenger captured the footage on his phone, taken from just after the plane had come down. 

Snow is common in Moscow at this time of the year, and can lead to flight cancellations and delays, as in other countries such as the UK.

However, in this case, the pilot braved the conditions as the plane came down on to the taxiway. 

The video footage is taken after the plane has come to a halt, stranded away from the runway it intended to land on. 

The footage consists of a series of two videos, capturing the emergency response, as well as a photo captioned: “They slipped past the taxiway”.

The video shows a number of emergency vehicles attending the incident, with lights flashing against a backdrop of white snow. 

Airline workers walk around in neon jackets trying to bring the incident under control. 

The dangerous weather caused a plane to skid off the runway in a dramatic weather related accident, it was brought to attention in the viral video posted late last week. 

Heavy winds are said to have affected the plane’s course as it came into Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, meaning it landed away from the taxiway.

The Boeing 737 aircraft, which had come from Riga in Latvia, then continued to skid in the heavy, slippery snow, until finally coming to a stop metres away from the taxiway. 

Instagram user @03_sergey was a passenger on the plane, and recorded the emergency response through an aircraft window located above one of the wings. 

The second Instagram video is taken through a rain splattered window, and shows the emergency team at work from close by.

A statement received by Air Live from Air Baltic said the accident had been caused by a combination of “heavy winds and slippery taxiway”, after the weather put the aircraft in danger. 

While the incident closed down the airport, it is believed none of the 52 passengers on the plane were injured. 

Express.co.uk contacted Air Baltic for further comment, and received the following response.

“The Latvian airline airBaltic confirms that on December 6, 2017, according to initial information, due to weather conditions its flight BT428 from Riga to Moscow with Boeing 737-500, slid off the taxiway during taxiing after the landing in Moscow…

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