Monday November 8, 12:17 AM (Singapore)
MALAYSIA PRESS: AirAsia Plane Skids Off Runway; 3 Hurt
KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--An AirAsia Bhd. Boeing 737-300 plane skidded off a runway in East Malaysia's Kota Kinabalu airport late Sunday, hurting three people, the New Straits Times daily says.
The accident occurred during heavy rain and resulted in the runway being temporarily closed, the report says.
The accident is key as it may derail AirAsia plane schedules, which are very busy due to the budget carrier's fast turnaround and high utilization strategy. AirAsia last month concluded its initial share offering.
Another report from Malay-language Utusan Malaysia says the plane's front wheel was broken due to the accident.
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