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Plane skids off runway in Indonesia, all aboard survive

June 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM   |   Comments

KUPANG, Indonesia, June 10 (UPI) -- A Meripati Airlines plane landing at an Indonesian airport skidded off a runway Monday. The airline said some passengers were "shocked" but all survived.

The Antara News Agency reported witnesses said the airplane began skidding after the front wheels touched down at the El Tari Airport in Kupang.

"The 46 passengers, including one infant, and four crew members survived the incident. It is also reported that the shocked passengers were immediately rushed to a nearby air force's hospital," the airline said in a statement.

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