AMMAN, Jordan – A Russian-made cargo plane had a "minor accident" in a southern border strip near Israel on Tuesday, but it did not crash and there were no injuries, government and airline officials said.
"The plane has not crashed, but had a minor accident," Royal Jordanian airline spokesman Basil Kilani said.
Civil Aviation Authority chief Suleiman Obeidat told The Associated Press that the plane was parked on the tarmac at King Hussein International Airport (search) in Aqaba (search) when it suddenly rolled onto the ground near the tarmac. There was no explanation for what caused the plane to roll.
"There was nobody in the vicinity," he said. "Therefore, luckily, there were no casualties."
Aqaba is on the Red Sea, 210 miles south of the Jordanian capital, Amman (search).
Israel's Channel 10 TV said a plane overturned while landing at the airport, which is across from the Israeli resort of Eilat. Israeli ambulances were mobilizing to cross into Jordan to help in a rescue effort.