Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 veers off runway and catches fire during take-off roll; injuries due to evacuation

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(220512) — CHONGQING, May 12, 2022 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on May 12, 2022 shows the accident site where a passenger plane veered off the runway during take-off and caught fire at the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in southwest China’s Chongqing. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

On 12 May, a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 (registered B-6425) operated domestic flight TV9833 between Chongqing and Nyingchi, China. During take-off, however, the pilots felt an abnormality and aborted the procedure. The aircraft veered off the runway, leading to an engine scrape and a subsequent fire. 

An emergency evacuation then started to evacuate 113 passengers and 9 crew members, while emergency services rushed to the aircraft.

Chinese civil aviation authorities said that 36 people suffered bruises and sprains and were sent to a local hospital.

The aircraft, an Airbus A319, was a 9-year-old aircraft.

Tibet Airlines is a regional airline based in Lhasa. It has a fleet of 39 aircraft, including 28 A319s, according to Airfleets.net.

Following footage appeared on social media:

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