Plane skids off runway and catches fire in southwest China


At the moment, an undetermined number of injuries have been reported, all of them minor, who have been shifted to medical facilities for treatment.

Photo of Terminal 3 of Chongqing Airport where the accident took place.
Photo of Terminal 3 of Chongqing Airport where the accident took place.EM
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A Tibet Airlines plane caught fire at the airport on Thursday morning chongqing (Southwest China) After landing from the runway, state media said, reporting Injured passengers.

“A plane from Chongqing to Lhasa at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport derailed, A plane caught fire,” state television network CCTV reported.

According to the media, the aircraft veered off the take-off runway and caught fire while it was maneuvering to take off for Lhasa (south-west).

So far no casualties have been reported, and videos published by the local press show several fire trucks trying, To put out the fire, with apparent success.

The video also showed dozens of people exiting the plane running across the runway, Some of them are relatively close to the burn area, which appears to be concentrated on the left-hand side of the device.

So far only one reported unknown number of injured All of them are mild, who have been shifted to medical facilities for treatment.

according to official newspaper global times, total of 122 people (113 passengers and 9 crew) were on board the aircraft. at the time of accident. All of them, the publication states, were “safely” evacuated.

Recordings show that the aircraft is completely glued to the runway from below, as the landing gear is not visible.

For the time being, Tibet Airlines has only indicated to the local press that it was waiting to receive more information about what happened and that “first level emergency plans” had been activated.

This is not the only aviation accident recently recorded in China, as a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 covered the Kunming-Canton route on March 21. It suddenly fell to the ground, killing 132 of its people.

That incident ended a series of nearly 12 years without serious aviation accidents in the Asian country.

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