The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 09, 2012
 

Japan's ANA plane overruns runway, no injuries reported

 
 

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.