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Mandalay – Yangoon Air Bagan flight skidded off the runway on landing

An Air Bagan ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop, passenger jet from Myanmar skidded off the runway on landing during heavy rain at Yangon International Airport. One passenger was injured.

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An Air Bagan ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop, passenger jet from Myanmar skidded off the runway on landing during heavy rain at Yangon International Airport. One passenger was injured.

The plane was carrying 49 passengers from the central city of Mandalay, “veered slightly off the runway due to bad weather and heavy rain” on landing on Friday evening, the airline said in a statement posted on Facebook.

It said that all passengers were “safely disembarked” and only one, a Buddhist monk, sustained a slight injury to his hand.

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