Injuries Reported as Asiana Airlines Flight Makes Hard Landing in Japan
Photo via Twitter
A scary incident at Hiroshima Airport in Japan as an Asiana Airlines aircraft overran the runway it was landing on and came to a crashing stop Tuesday evening, according to Kim Jae-Won of The Korea Times.
The report claims 23 were treated for minor injuries, but all 81 passengers and crew members were able to escape from the disabled aircraft.
Asiana Airlines Flight 162 was arriving in Hiroshima from Incheon International Airport at 8 p.m. local time when the incident took place. The airport’s runways were shut down at 8:20 p.m. local time to aid with a quick cleanup. Reports claim the plane began shooting sparks immediately after touching down on the runway.
According to Alastair Jamieson of NBCNews.com, the Airbus A320 came to a sliding stop on the belly of the aircraft and no signs of the landing gear were present from the news footage.
Nine News Australia’s official Twitter page shared an image of the disabled plane:
Jamieson is also reporting some of the specifics, including “a 46-year-old woman was being treated for head injuries, a 29-year-old woman had a bruised hip and a third non-Japanese passenger was also injured.”
The accident comes almost two years after an Asiana flight landing at San Francisco International Airport came up short of the runway and crashed. Three passengers were killed in that accident and more than 180 others were injured, according to Kim.
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