Ecuadorean jetliner skids off runway landing in heavy rain

2016-04-28 22:19
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Quito - A plane with 93 people on board has skidded off a runway while landing during heavy rain at an airport in southern Ecuador.

The Cuenca airport says on its Twitter account that the Brazilian-made Embraer 190 jet operated by local airline TAME was arriving from the capital of Quito when the incident took place around 08:00 local time on Thursday.

Two people were hospitalised with light injuries.

The accident has forced a shut down of operations at the airport.

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