September 5, 2019 / 2:02 PM / a month ago

Myanmar's biggest airport closes after plane skids off runway, flights diverted

YANGON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Myanmar’s largest airport was forced to close temporarily after a military plane skidded off the runway, forcing inbound international flights to be diverted, an official at the civil aviation department said on Thursday.

A Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane slid off the runway at the international airport in the morning after one of its engines failed, according to a government statement. (Reporting by Thu Thu Aung; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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