Sunday, June 7, 2009

3 injured in plane accident in Myanmar

YANGON, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Two passengers and one pilot were injured in a passenger plane accident in western Myanmar on Saturday, sources with the tourism agency said.

The XY-ADW jet of the Myanma Airways, which is a state-owned airline, with 80 passengers on board from Yangon landed out of the runway in Sittwe, the capital of western Rakhine state, the sources said.

The three persons were not in a critical condition but the landing gear and one wing of the jet were severely damaged, it added.

Out of the sole state-run Myanma Airways, there are other three domestic private airlines, Air Bagan, Air Mandalay and Yangon Airways.

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