Plane overshoots runway at Sentani Airport, delays flights

Plane overshoots runway at Sentani Airport, delays flights

A Trigana cargo plane skidded off a runway at Sentani Airport on Tuesday (Feb 25, 2020). (ANTARA/HO/Angkasapura I Bandara Sentani)

The airport's operations have returned to normal
Jayapura,Papua (ANTARA) - As many as 17 flights from and to Sentani Airport in Papua Province were delayed after a Trigana Air Service cargo aircraft skid off the runway Tuesday morning. "The accident involving a Trigana cargo plane has indeed led to the postponement of 17 flights as the airport was closed shortly after the accident at around 7.20 a.m," the airline company's general manager for Sentani Airport, Anthonius Praptono, stated.

The airport resumed its activities at around 12.00 a.m. after the aircraft was towed away from the scene, he said.

"The airport's operations have returned to normal," he said.

No injuries or casualties were reported in the accident.

The cargo aircraft, with four crew members aboard, carried 16 tons of goods. It overshot Runway 30 as it experienced disruption when it was about to take off.

The B 737-300 aircraft bearing register number PK-YSG had originally planned to fly to Wamen City in Papua Province. 

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