An Indonesian airliner skidded off the end of the runway this afternoon in the city of Pontianak, Indonesia coming to rest on its engines and causing heavy damage.
“After it touched down and was rolling it was tilting to the right and skidded off the runway,” said Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan.
There were 163 passengers on board the airliner.
“All passengers and crew are safe,” Ervan added. “The nosewheel is broken and the landing gear also went off into the soft soil, so the engine also is touching the ground,” he added.
A full investigation is underway and at last report the airport was still closed.