Batavia Plane Skids Off Runway
A Batavia Air plane carrying 163 passengers skidded off the runway at Sultan Syarif Kasim airport in Pekanbaru, Riau, on Friday.
Endang Purwanti, one of the passengers, said someone else on board told her they saw sparks in the cabin and one of the crew members holding a fire extinguisher before it landed.
The plane circled above the airport before it landed, she added.
All the passengers were safely evacuated from the plane. There was no official statement from Batavia management or state airport operator Angkasa Pura regarding the incident.