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Two injured as plane overshoots runway in Shan State


A passenger plane carrying 55 people overran the end of the runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected break failure, injuring two people, state media reported on Friday.

Rescuers and officials inspect the damaged Chinese-made Xian MA60 turboprop  that overshot the end of the runway in Monghsat, in Shan State on May 16, 2013. The passenger plane, carrying 55 people, overshot the end of a runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected brake failure, injuring two people, an official said. AFP PHOTO
Rescuers and officials inspect the damaged Chinese-made Xian MA60 turboprop  that overshot the end of the runway in Monghsat, in Shan State on May 16, 2013. The passenger plane, carrying 55 people, overshot the end of a runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected brake failure, injuring two people, an official said. AFP PHOTO
The propeller, landing gear and engine of the Chinese-made Xian MA60 turboprop were damaged in the incident, which happened at Monghsat in Shan State on Thursday morning, according to the New Light of Myanmar newspaper.

The flight was operated by state-owned Myanma Airways, according to the report, which said the two injured were sent to hospital, without giving details about their condition.

Concerns about Myanmar's air safety were heightened by an airplane crash-landing in December at Heho airport, also in Shan State, that left two people dead, with foreign tourists fleeing the burning jet.

Myanmar's aviation and tourist industries are struggling to keep up with fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 May 2013 16:38 )  

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