China suffered the second aviation accident in months on Thursday when a Tibet Airlines jet carrying 113 passengers plus nine crew aborted takeoff, then veered off the runway and burst into flames, according to Reuters.
There were no deaths, and all passengers and crew evacuated the plane as a fire erupted in the front of the aircraft. The airline said pilots observed an “abnormality” during takeoff and aborted.
According to Tibet Airlines’ official statement, the crew observed “abnormality” during take-off and aborted. The plane then veered off runway. 113 passengers & 9 crew member on board #TV9833. ALL evacuated. Some suffered minor injury. TV did not specify how many people injured. pic.twitter.com/bS4yaesTxD
— FATIII Aviation (@FATIIIAviation) May 12, 2022
Videos posted on Twitter show the front of the Airbus A319 plane engulfed in flames.
Tibet Airlines TV9833/A319/B-6425 from Chongqing to Nyingchi was on fire during take-off this morning, details still not known. CKG/ZUCK closed for
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