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Japan's ANA plane overruns runway, no injuries reported

Published on Dec 9, 2012 3:33 PM
 
An All Nippon Airway (ANA)'s overran airplane is seen at Shonai Airport in Sakata, in this photo taken by Kyodo, Dec 9, 2012. An ANA Co flight from Tokyo's Haneda airport overran the runway at Shonai Airport in Yamagata Prefecture on Saturday night. --PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO - An All Nippon Airways flight from Tokyo's Haneda airport overran the runway at a northern Japanese airport, the airline said Sunday.

None of the 161 passengers and six crew members were injured and no damage to the Boeing 737-800 plane was reported after the incident late Saturday, ANA said in a statement.

Japan's transport ministry however considered it a serious incident that could have caused a disaster and sent investigators to the scene.

An ANA spokesman denied an earlier report that the aircraft's automatic braking system failed.

 
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