Over 40 individuals have been injured when a passenger airplane of China’s Tibet Airways with 122 individuals onboard veered off the runway and caught fireplace whereas taking off within the nation’s southwest Chongqing metropolis on Thursday. All 113 passengers and 9 crew members aboard the flight from Chongqing to Nyingchi within the Tibet Autonomous Area have been safely evacuated, Tibet Airways mentioned.

Over 40 individuals who sustained minor accidents have been hospitalised, China World Tv Community (CGTN) reported. Video footage posted by China Central Tv (CCTV) confirmed flames and billowing black smoke from the fuselage of the Tibet Airways airplane on the tarmac at Chongqing Jiangbei worldwide airport, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Submit reported.

Folks might be seen operating from the airplane after escaping by way of an evacuation slide on the rear door. CCTV mentioned the hearth had been extinguished and the runway closed. The plane was about to depart for Nyingchi in Tibet when the hearth began.

The airline has mentioned that the accident is underneath investigation.That is the second incident involving a passenger airplane in China in latest weeks.On March 12, a Boeing 737 plane from Kunming to Guangzhou had crashed in Tengxian county of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous area. All of the 132 individuals on board, together with 9 crew members, have been killed.

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