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At least 16 people injured after Bangladeshi plane skids off runway in Myanmar

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 9, 2019
At least 16 people were injured after a passenger plane of Biman Bangladesh airlines skidded off the runway on Myanmar's Yangon International Airport, airport police said.
Biman Bangladesh
Asia   The Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft from the Bangladeshi national flag carrier
The Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft from the Bangladeshi national flag carrier skidded off the runway while landing at 6:45 p.m. local time (1215 GMT).

"Sixteen people including a pilot with head injury have been sent to the North Okkalapa General Hospital for treatment so far," Zwe Yan Naing, chairman of Shweyaung Thamaing, Emergency Rescue and Social Support Organization (ERSSDO), told Xinhua.

The Biman plane was flying from Bangladesh's Dhaka to Myanmar's Yangon.

The airport's runway was briefly closed due to the accident.


 

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