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Plane slides off runway on Thai holiday island

world Updated: Aug 04, 2009 15:52 IST

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Several passengers were injured on Tuesday when a plane slid off a runway when landing at the popular Thai tourist island of Samui, an airline spokeswoman said.

The Bangkok Airways plane on a flight from Krabi to Samui Island slid off the runway at 2.30 pm at Samui airport, Nanwipa Gayjanun, a spokeswoman of the airline, confirmed.

She did not provide any further details on the number of injured passengers. Heavy rain during landing is believed to have caused the accident.