RIGA, LATVIA — The Latvian airline airBaltic is inspecting an Airbus A220-300 after a landing mishap at Riga Airport during unfavorable weather conditions. 

The incident happened to the airline's Flight BT694, which departed from Paris Charles de Gaulle for Riga on March 8. airBaltic has reported that the nose-wheel of the aircraft "slid off the hard runway surface" subsequent to its landing. Fortunately, all 89 passengers and seven crew members on board were unharmed, according to the airline.

The carrier has attributed the incident to the severe snowfall that was ongoing at the time of the occurrence. The airport's meteorological data shows snow showers in the area, with westerly winds reaching a speed of 10 knots and gusting up to 23 knots. These conditions would have created a crosswind from the right, potentially contributing to the incident.

The operator of Riga airport has confirmed that the runway was shut down for a period of three hours due to the incident. This caused six inbound flights to divert to nearby airports.

airBaltic has confirmed that its involved aircraft is currently undergoing an inspection. The Airbus A220-300 with registration YL-AAP was delivered to the Baltic carrier in March 2019 by the Singapore-based lessor Avation.