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2 injured as Myanmar plane overshoots runway

2 injured as Myanmar plane overshoots runway

Two passengers were injured when a plane landing in Myanmar shot past the end of the runway when its brakes failed Thursday.
The Facebook page of Myanmar state radio and TV reported that a Fokker plane of Myanma Airways carrying 55 passengers went 200 meters (yards) past the end of the runway at Monghsat in northern Shan state before it hit a fence and stopped.
However, the report may have misidentified the type of aircraft. The airline retired its Fokkers from passenger service earlier this year, and the website of Eleven Media reported that the accident involved a Chinese-made MA-60, which normally flies the route.
Officials could not be reached to confirm the type of aircraft involved.
State TV's Facebook page said a wing and a wheel were damaged, and two passengers suffered broken arms. The two, who were not identified, were treated at a nearby military hospital. Eleven Media reported similar details.
The flight had departed from Heho, also in Shan State. A Fokker aircraft belonging to Air Bagan crash-landed in Shan State in December, killing two and injuring 11.