Asiana Airlines plane skids off runway at Hiroshima, Japan 

Japan

April 15, Hiroshima: At least 20 people had minor injuries when a South Korean Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway on landing at Hiroshima airport on Wednesday. The Airbus A320 was arriving from the South Korean capital of Seoul.

The 74 passengers and seven crew members used emergency chutes to evacuate the Airbus in the incident late on Tuesday.

Transport ministry officials said that a plane wheel may have clipped a radio facility near the runway on landing.The structure, known as the localiser, helps aircraft find the landing strip. A fragment was found on the plane’s left wheel, Japan‘s national broadcaster NHK reported.

Images from the scene showed apparent damage to the 6m (18ft) tower, with mangled metal torn down.

An aviation safety official told AFP news agency that the left side of the plane’s tail was damaged and the country’s transport safety board was investigating.

The Oslo Times

 

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