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China's Joy Air plane veers off runway upon landing; 5 people suffer minor injuries

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site at Changle International Airport in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Sunday, May 10, 2015. A Chinese plane veered off a runway upon landing in the southeastern city of Fuzhou on Sunday, the domestic carrier Joyair said. (Jiang Kehong/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES

    In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site at Changle International Airport in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Sunday, May 10, 2015. A Chinese plane veered off a runway upon landing in the southeastern city of Fuzhou on Sunday, the domestic carrier Joyair said. (Jiang Kehong/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, passengers check flight information at Changle International Airport in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Sunday, May 10, 2015.  A Chinese plane veered off a runway upon landing in the southeastern city of Fuzhou on Sunday, the domestic carrier Joyair said. (Jiang Kehong/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES

    In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, passengers check flight information at Changle International Airport in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Sunday, May 10, 2015. A Chinese plane veered off a runway upon landing in the southeastern city of Fuzhou on Sunday, the domestic carrier Joyair said. (Jiang Kehong/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Chinese carrier Joy Air says one of its planes has veered off a runway upon landing in the southeastern city of Fuzhou, and five people have suffered minor injuries.

Joy Air says in a statement it is investigating the cause of Sunday's incident, and apologized to the 45 passengers and seven crew members on board.

The plane that swerved off the runway is Modern Ark 60, a turboprop made by China's state-owned Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corp.

There have been at least four incidents since 2013 in which the aircraft had landing issues, including overrunning the airstrip, landing hard, and a mechanical failure on the landing gear.

The Sunday flight took off from the eastern city of Yiwu.