Indonesian flight skids off runway

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Baku, November 6, AZERTAC

A Batik Air jet with 167 people on board skidded off the runway upon landing at Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto airport on Friday afternoon, in the latest aviation safety incident involving a domestic airline, according to Jakarta Globe.

No one was reported injured in the incident, which occurred during moderate rain at 2:50 p.m. local time.

The plane, a Boeing 737 carrying seven crew and 160 passengers, was on a routine flight from Jakarta. Local media reported several passengers on board as saying that the plane came in hard on the landing before its nose lurched downward and it skidded off the end of the runway.

From photos posted on social media, the front landing gear of the plane appears to have collapsed, with the front half of the plane resting nose-down in a field and the rear half still on the runway.

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