Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Airbus A321-200, China Eastern Airlines, Flight MU-765, B-6366: Incident occurred May 24, 2017 at Hong Kong International Airport

The Wall Street Journal
By Joanne Chiu
May 24, 2017 2:24 a.m. ET 

HONG KONG—A China Eastern Airlines Corp. plane slid off the runway as it landed in Hong Kong on Wednesday during heavy rain, triggering extensive flight disruptions.

There were no injuries, but two passengers were taken to the hospital after they reported feeling unwell, the airport authority said. It warned of delays to more than 100 flights as the incident shut down one of the airport’s two runways.

The Airbus A321 aircraft, operated as Flight 765, had flown from Nanjing, China, with 141 passengers and crew, according to the airport authority. China Eastern Airlines couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.

Hong Kong is subject to heavy rainstorms and typhoons at certain times of the year. Its airport is among the world’s busiest, handling roughly 70 million passengers in the past 12 months.

Original article can be found here:  https://www.wsj.com

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