Passengers enjoyed a miracle escape when just two people were injured after a plane veered off the runway and into guard rails in Taiwan. Just two passengers were injured when the 19-passenger plane skidded off the tarmac at Lanyu Island Airport on Thursday.
The passengers, who had embarked on Flight 55571 at Taitung Airport, were safely evacuated following the accident, which caused damage to the plane’s nose.
Only two passengers reported slight discomfort in their ankles.
“Our Flight 7511 took off at 16:00 and was expected to land at 16:30 at the Lanyu Island Airport. But when it was ready to land, it veered off the runway due to a suspected crosswind,” said Mark Kuo, the president of the Daily Air.
“We’re sorry for scare and inconvenience we’ve brought to passengers. I asked my colleagues to give every passenger a red envelop of 5,000 TWD as comfort,” Kuo added.