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Myanmar: 2 injured as plane overshoots runway

Myanmar: 2 injured as plane overshoots runway

A wing and a wheel of the plane were damaged, and two passengers suffered broken arms.

Yangon: Two passengers have been injured when a plane landing in Myanmar shot past the end of the runway when its brakes failed. The Facebook page of Myanmar state radio and TV reported that a Fokker plane of Myanmar Airways carrying 55 passengers went 200 meters past the end of the runway at Monghsat in northern Shan state on Thursday before it hit a fence and stopped.

It said a wing and a wheel were damaged, and two passengers suffered broken arms. The two, who were not identified, were treated at a nearby military hospital.

The flight had departed from Heho, also in Shan State. A Fokker aircraft belonging to Air Bagan crash-landed in Shan State in December, killing two and injuring 11.

first published:May 16, 2013, 21:44 IST