Malaysia Airlines plane skids off runway during landing at Sibu Airport: Report

A photo of the plane posted to Facebook.
A photo of the plane posted to Facebook.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/MUHD BADRUL AMAN

SIBU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Malaysia Airlines plane skidded off the runway during heavy rain at Sibu Airport on Saturday (April 8), according to a report in The Star.

The Boeing 737-800 from Kuala Lumpur was carrying 61 passengers and crew.

All onboard flight MH2718 safely disembarked via two slide rafts, after the incident at 10.17pm the newspaper said.

No injuries have been reported so far.

At the time of the incident, there was no other incoming flight, said The Star.

According to Sibu Airport manager Zainuddin Abu Nasir, the safety of all passengers was of the utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines and an immediate investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the incident.


A statement said that Sibu Airport would be closed for flight operations until 10am on Sunday.

Passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines on their flight status.

Meanwhile, one of the passengers Muhd Badrul Aman in a post on Facebook said that although the plane had an awkward landing, all of the passengers were safe.

"Thank God we are all safe," said Muhd Badrul who was travelling with his wife and mother.