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Plane skids off runway in Sochi: 18 injured
Dhaka, 1 September, Abnews: At least 18 people were injured as a plane skidded off the runway and caught fire during landing in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi early on Saturday, the Russian Health Ministry said.
 
The incident occurred at 02:59 local time (00:59 GMT) when a Boeing 737 plane of Russia's Utair airline en route from Moscow to Sochi with 164 passengers and six crew members on board skidded off the runway, and ended up on a bank of a river, the statement said.
 
The plane's landing gear and one of its wings were damaged, while the left engine caught fire. All passengers were safely evacuated. The fire has been put out.
 
Russia's aviation authorities and Utair are investigating the incident. 
 
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