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Passenger plane skids off in Indonesia

world Updated: Apr 13, 2010 11:06 IST

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A passenger jet carrying about 100 people skidded off a runway and plunged into a river as it landed in heavy rain in Indonesia on Tuesday, injuring at least 20 people, officials said.

The Merpati airline Boeing 737 broke into pieces as it bounced off the tarmac at Rendani domestic airport in Manokwari, West Papua, director general of civil aviation Herry Bhakti Singayuda told AFP.

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