Chinese jet airliner stops takeoff, leaves runway and catches fire

Chinese jet airliner stops takeoff, leaves runway and catches fire

The Tibet Airlines plane ignited at a Chinese airport on Thursday after turning the runway, but all passengers and crew were “safely evacuated,” the airline said.

The flight, carrying 113 passengers and nine crew members, was noticed by the crew as “abnormal” and “interrupted takeoff,” and the jet ignited across the runway from southwestern Chongqing to Nyingchi, Tibet. Said the company. statement.

Images shared by Chinese state media showed flames wrapping the wings of a damaged jet as a horrified passenger fled the scene.

“All passengers and crew were evacuated safely,” Tibet Airlines said in a statement. “All the injured passengers were slightly injured and were sent to the hospital for treatment.”