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Plane slides off runway in Indonesia; many injured

An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 17 people slid off the runway while landing on the eastern island of Banda.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 13:15 IST

An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 17 people slid off the runway while landing on the eastern island of Banda on Monday, officials said. Almost everyone on board suffered injuries, none of them serious.

The Merpati Airline plane, arriving from the town of Masohi on Seram Island in rainy conditions, was carrying three crew and 14 passengers, sad Abdullah Akhir, chief of the clinic that was treating the victims.

The accident occurred at around (0630 IST), he said.

Djaka Tujiono, a spokesman for the airline, said all the injuries appeared to be minor. Banda, an island in the Banda Sea, is about 2,500 kilometres east of Jakarta.