Chinese airliner veers off runway on take-off in Chongqing, causes fire -state media


BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – A Chinese airliner veered off runway on take-off in the southwestern city of Chongqing on Thursday morning, causing fire, the state TV reported.

The airport closed one of its runways at 0054 GMT, according to a notice to airmen that did not cite the reason. The runway is currently scheduled to reopen at 0400 GMT.

A Tibet Airlines A319 had been taking off at that time, according to FlightRadar24. The runway was closed one minute after FlightRadar24 last tracked the plane.

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Reporting by Stella Qiu in Beijing and Jamie Freed in Sydney; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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www.reuters.com2022-05-12 02:02:00

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