A South Korean ATR-72-200 skidded off the runway while landing
at the southern resort island of Jeju Tuesday.
Officials gave conflicting reports on why the 66-seat Hansung
Airlines plane (file photo of type, above) departed the runway. One
said a sudden wind gust blew the plane off the runway... while
others say the incident was caused by a broken main landing gear
The airline told the Associated Press none of the passengers
onboard the plane were injured... but airport officials say six
passengers were taken to area hospitals.
The incident closed the runway at Jeju International for several
This is the first incident for the South Korean low-cost
carrier, which began operations in August 2005 with two ATRs.