Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sky Angkor Airlines, Airbus A320: Incident occurred January 24, 2017 at Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia

A plane carrying 128 people from China to Siem Reap International Airport on Tuesday morning blew four of its tires upon landing and skidded to a stop.

“None of the 122 passengers and six crew members on board were injured,” said Khek Norinda, Cambodia Airports’ communications director.

“Technical teams were immediately deployed to disembark passengers and flight attendants, to replace the tires and tow the plane off the runway.”

The Airbus A320, flown by local carrier Sky Angkor Airlines, departed from the Chinese city of Dalian.

The four tires on its rear landing gear burst on the runway at 5:15 a.m., Mr. Norinda said.

Airport operations resumed by 9 a.m. with only minor flight delays, he said, adding that no similar incidents occurred last year.

Keo Sivorn, spokesman for the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said officials were investigating the cause of the incident.

Source:  https://www.cambodiadaily.com

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