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S'pore training aircraft skids off runway in Sibu

A Singapore training aircraft skidded and veered off a Sibu airport runway during landing on Monday. 

The plane, which was carrying three people, had earlier took off from Seletar Airport in Singapore.

Sibu airport manager Zainuddin Abu Nasir said on Monday: "The three people on board, who include the pilot and two trainees, were foreigners. They escaped without injuries. We have brought them for observation before they will fly off again tomorrow."

He said the Air Accident and Air Airworthiness Unit of the Transport Ministry is investigating the mishap.

The airport was closed for three hours from noon, and seven flights were affected.

A passenger on one of the affected flights said: "It was about noon when the plane was slowly moving out from the runway and was about to depart."

"About three minutes later, the pilot decided to turn back. We were not told of the reason but from the window, we knew why as we could see a small plane that was a little bit out of the runway," he said. 

Source: The Star

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