AirAsia flight shoots off runway in Brunei

19:53, Jul 07 2014

A jetliner operated by budget carrier AirAsia skidded off the runway on landing at Brunei's Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport on Monday, but all those onboard disembarked safely.

The airline said in a statement that it was investigating the cause of the incident.

Photos circulating on social media showed the aircraft had come to a stop in grass alongside the runway.

Airport brunei kena tutup. Air asia skidded off. pic.twitter.com/hopttyzPG2

Air Asia AK278 skidded off the runaway upon landing at Brunei International Airport pic.twitter.com/AtoIqU2G5F

AirAsia said the plane was carrying 102 passengers and seven crew members. The flight originated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the company has its headquarters.

AirAsia is a pioneer of budget airline travel in Asia, and operates flights to 100 destinations in 22 countries.

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AP