7 passengers injured on plane landing in HK

21:10, April 13, 2010      

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Ground crew and policemen work at the plane at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, south China, on April 13, 2010. Seven passengers were injured on a Cathay Pacific plane from Indonesia at the Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday afternoon, when the tyre broke during an emergency landing, according to local authorities. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

Seven passengers were injured on a Cathay Pacific plane from Indonesia at the Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday afternoon, when the tyre broke during an emergency landing, according to local authorities.

The Airport Authority of Hong Kong told Xinhua that the incident happened at around 2 p.m. when the plane, CX 780, flying from Surabaya, Indonesia, made an emergency landing on the northern runway of the airport. An emergency response of the authority has been started off.

The aircraft is an A330 with 309 passengers and 14 crew on board. The passengers and crew were deplaned through the aircraft' s evacuation slides, the Cathay Pacific Airways said.

The Hong Kong government information services department said the injured passengers were rushed to the Princess Margaret Hospital and Yan Chai Hospital. While the uninjured were settled at the passenger terminal of the airport.

The northern runway has been closed after the incident.

Source: Xinhua

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