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Published: Monday July 7, 2014 MYT 6:21:00 PM
Updated: Monday July 7, 2014 MYT 8:58:10 PM

AirAsia flight veers off runway in Brunei

The AirAsia plane that veered off in Brunei. Picture from tweeter @zikry21.

The AirAsia plane that veered off in Brunei. Picture from tweeter @zikry21.

PETALING JAYA: An AirAsia airplane skidded off to the right hand side of the runway after making a safe landing at the Brunei International Airport at 4pm Monday.

One passenger experienced a slight injury during the evacuation process, but all 102 passengers and seven crew members on board flight AK278 from Kuala Lumpur disembarked safely, said the airline in a statement Monday.

Weather conditions during the time of the approach was rainy with slight gusts of wind.

"An evacuation of the passengers was performed in an orderly manner by the crew, as soon as the surrounding areas and conditions were determined to be safe," said AirAsia.

It said the needs of all passengers concerned were being attended to by the low-cost carrier’s ground services personnel, and the AirAsia team was working with relevant authorities to investigate the incident.

All AirAsia flights to and from the Brunei International Airport will be operating as per scheduled on Tuesday.

Tags / Keywords: Aviation, Brunei airport, AirAsia

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