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Monday 5 December 2016

20 hurt as plane skids off runway

An Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway after landing in western Japan, and about 20 people were injured slightly, officials said.

The Hiroshima airport reported that the aircraft's tail touched the runway while landing, causing some sparks, but there were no flames, the Mihara City fire department said.

The airport was closed after the accident.

Officials said the Airbus 320 plane was carrying 74 passengers and eight crewmembers from Seoul, South Korea.

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