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14 hurt as plane skids off runway in Bangkok: airline

A Thai Airways plane prepares to take off at Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar on January 27, 2010. On Monday one of the airline's planes skidded off the runway at Bangkok Airport.

A Thai Airways plane prepares to take off at Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar on January 27, 2010. On Monday one of the airline's planes skidded off the runway at Bangkok Airport.  (AFP/File)

A Thai Airways plane skidded off the runway in Bangkok after the nose wheel collapsed on landing, injuring more than a dozen passengers, the airline said Monday.

The incident late on Sunday involved an Airbus 330-300 carrying 287 passengers and 14 crew members on a flight from Guangzhou, the carrier said.

Passengers were evacuated using emergency slides at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

About 14 passengers were injured and sent to hospital, the airline said on its official Twitter feed.

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