CHINA Five passengers injured during an emergency landing at Shenzhen airport

CHINA

Five passengers injured during an emergency landing at Shenzhen airport

CGTN

06:08, August 29, 2018

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Five passengers aboard Capital Airlines flight JD5759 sustained minor injuries during an emergency landing at Shenzhen's Bao'an Airport in south China. The rest of the passengers and crew were evacuated safely, according to airport authorities.

One of the airport's runways was shut for an emergency response to the incident, the airport said on China's social media platform Weibo.

The incident was caused by a mechanical failure, according to the airport.

"Capital Airlines flight JD5759 took off from Beijing International Airport at 8:17 am, and was suspected of encountering wind shear while landing at Macau," Capital Airlines said on Weibo.

"The crew concluded that landing gear may have been damaged," it said, adding that the crew aborted the landing to make an emergency landing in Shenzhen.

There were 157 passengers and nine crew on board, according to the airliner.


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