Manchester City's Vincent Kompany 'unhurt' after plane skids off runway

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was among five passengers on board a charter plane that skidded off a runway, according to reports.

The Citation CJ2 jet left the runway during take-off at Norwich International Airport, before stopping on the grass.

All five people on board the private flight were unharmed.

Kompany, who missed his team's FA Cup third-round game with Norwich City through injury, was said to be among those on board.

The Air Accident Investiagation Branch has been informed and will now investigate the incident, which occurred shortly after 6pm on Saturday.

A spokeswoman said: "The cause of the incident is not yet known and the first priority has been ensuring the well-being of the occupants of the aircraft.

"The airport was closed immediately to fixed wing traffic until the aircraft had been removed when it reopened to fixed wing traffic at 9.58pm yesterday evening."

A spokeswoman for Centreline Air Charter added: "It is planned that the aircraft will be flown to Centreline Air Charter's Bristol Airport base on Tuesday, at which point investigations into the cause of the incident will continue."