Plane goes off runway in Sicily, 30 injured: Report

The plane, an Airbus 300, was coming from Rome and carrying 123 people.

Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 13:21 PM IST

Rome: About 30 passengers have suffered light injuries after a plane went off the runway while attempting a landing in heavy rain at Palermo airport in Sicily, the ANSA news agency reported.

The plane, an Airbus 300 coming from Rome and carrying 123 people, belongs to Italian low-cost airline Wind Jet.

Most of those injured suffered light grazes and bruises.

In a statement, Wind Jet said yesterday`s accident was caused by a sudden change in the direction of the wind.

Palermo`s Falcone and Borsellino airport will remain closed until Saturday evening and flights to and from Palermo will be diverted.

PTI