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Tibet Airlines' plane in China skids off runway, catches fire; casualties feared

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PTI | Beijing, May 12 | Updated on: May 12, 2022

Authorities say the fire had been extinguished and the runway closed

A passenger plane of China’s Tibet Airlines skidded off the runway and caught fire while taking off in the country’s southwest Chongqing city on Thursday.

The number of casualties was not known immediately, state-run CGTN reported.

Video footage posted by CCTV showed flames and billowing black smoke from the fuselage of the Tibet Airlines plane on the tarmac at Chongqing Jiangbei international airport, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

People could be seen running from the plane after escaping via an evacuation slide at the rear door.

CCTV said the fire had been extinguished and the runway closed.

Published on May 12, 2022

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