A light plane skidded at Sibu Airport

A light plane King Air C90B skidded at Sibu Airport

A King Air C90B flight training aircraft from Singapore skidded on the runway during landing at the Sibu Airport here at noon today.

Sibu Airport manager Zainuddin Abu Nasir said the unscheduled flight from Seletar Airport, Singapore, carried a pilot with Singapore citizenship and two foreign trainees.

“The plane veered onto the grass when landing at runway 13. The three people on board were unhurt,” he told a media conference at the Sibu Airport Management office here this evening.

Seven flights were affected after the management of the airport closed the runway to pull out the aircraft soon after the incident, he said.

Zainuddin said the runway was reopened at 3.05pm after the aircraft was towed away.

He said a flight to Johor Baharu which was scheduled to depart at 11.50am had been rescheduled to leave at 4.05pm.

Meanwhile, flights from Kuching were forced to return after the runway was shut down.

The Department of Civil Aviation and Transport Ministry were investigating the case, Zainuddin added. — BERNAMA