Sunday, July 21, 2013

Three injured as plane overruns runway in Japan's Hyogo

OSAKA, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Three people were injured after a small plane overran the runway at a local airport in the western Japanese prefecture of Hyogo on Sunday afternoon, according to the country's public broadcaster NHK.

The accident happened at Tajima Airport at around 1 p.m. local time when the aircraft shot out of the end of the runway and fell down a slope adjacent to the airport site, the report said.

The report cited local rescue officials as saying that three people in their 60s and 70s aboard the plane were injured and admitted to hospital.

The airport has been closed after the accident.