Afghan jet slides off Kabul runway, no injuries

An Ariana Afghan Airlines jet slid off a rain-soaked runway in the Afghan capital today but none of the 130 passengers on board was hurt.

Kabul: An Ariana Afghan Airlines jet slid off a rain-soaked runway in the Afghan capital today but none of the 130 passengers on board was hurt.

The Ariana flight 312 from New Delhi landed around 5 pm local time (18:00 IST) at Kabul International Airport, the airport`s director Yaquob Rasouli said.

The Boeing 737 was not damaged in the early afternoon incident and came to a stop off the runway on its own, Rasouli said.

A steady rain had been falling for most of the day in Kabul.
The state-owned Ariana is Afghanistan`s largest airline, and its fleet includes three Airbus and six Boeing aircraft.
It operates flights within Afghanistan and to international destinations including China, India, Iran and Pakistan.

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