Friday, 4 November 2011

Singapore 777 over runs Munich runway

The Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 is surrounded by rescue personnel after it slid off the runway at Munich airport.
The Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 is surrounded by rescue personnel after it slid off the runway at Munich airport.
Munich Airport said a Boeing 777 airliner flown by Singapore Airlines slid off its south runway when landing today, and that no passengers were injured in the incident.'

The 143 passengers and 14 crew members left the aircraft using normal portable stairways following the 12.14pm accident, and no one was injured, Florian Steuer, a spokesman for the airport, said in a phone interview. The runway is closed and the airport operator hopes to reopen it later this evening.

The cause of the accident, which involved a flight from Manchester, England, has yet to be determined, the airport operator said in a statement.

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