A Tibet Airlines A319 has caught fire after veering off the runway at the airport at Chongqing, China however all passengers and crew were “safely evacuated”.
The flight, TV9833 was carrying 113 passengers and nine crew, and en route to Tibet’s Nyingchi when “abnormalities” were detected and take-off was aborted resulting in a runway overrun.
Tibet Airlines’ safety rating is 5/7.
According to reports, at about 8:00 on May 12, a Tibet Airlines flight deviates from the runway and caught fire when it took off at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.#chongqing #airplane crash #fire pic.twitter.com/re3OeavOTA
— BST2022 (@baoshitie1) May 12, 2022
“All passengers and crew have been safely evacuated,” Tibet Airlines said in a statement.
“The injured passengers were all only lightly injured, and have been sent to hospital for treatment.”
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